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Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION Shows Evidence of Quality, Cost, and Speed at LeeSar’s Sterile Compounding Center

July 2, 2012

BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Health Robotics today announced that offsite Batch Sterile Compounding Centers are
quickly becoming a trend in USA’s hospital pharmacies’ attempt to lower the IVs price
premiums they are currently incurring with companies such as Pharmedium and Ameridose for
custom IV manufacturing, and Baxter, Hospira and B.Braun for Pre-Mix/Frozen solutions.

Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION customer LeeSar is leading the hospital pharmacy industry
by engaging Health Robotics’ assistance to improve quality, reduce labor expenses, and
increase Sterile Compounding throughput with less staff. LeeSar’s is co-owned by Lee
Memorial Health System, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Leesburg Regional Medical
Center, and The Villages Medical Center.

Ken Greco, Director of Pharmacy at LeeSar’s Sterile Compounding Center, stated: “Since
we installed and went “live” on our 1 i.v.STATION Robot, I can comfortably say that we are
saving our network hospitals at least 20% of the cost of processing Sterile Compounding
Batch I.V. doses (IV Bags and Syringes) manufactured by the i.v.STATION Robot. We plan to
expand our relationship with Health Robotics this Fall by adding one or two more
i.v.STATION Robots to our Sterile Compounding operations after we move to our brand new
40,780 sq. feet facilities this Summer.”

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ Executive Vice President, stated: “We are very proud
of what LeeSar’s and Health Robotics have accomplished as a unified team in Florida.
Customer’s satisfaction with i.v.STATION has been a direct result of our March 2011
decision to directly enter the USA market after being let down by previous distributors,
and building a local and competent installation and technical support organization. Many
other hospital-based and non-hospital-based Sterile Compounding organizations in the USA
have followed LeeSar’s model, such as Scripps Health and many others that recently
selected Health Robotics for its short-term ROI, redundant 2nd Generation architecture,
and unprecedented speed”.

Maria Gautier, Quality Assurance/Regulatory Manager at LeeSar’s Sterile Compounding
Center, stated: “I’m very satisfied with Health Robotics’ technical service and
implementation teams and with the fact that a single i.v.STATION Robot manufactures for
LeeSar up to 325 daily Batch doses of IV Bags and syringes on a 12 hour shift, including
the required time to manufacture powder reconstitutions from standard drug vials. LeeSar’s
12 hour shift includes not only actual i.v.STATION Robot processing time but also: a) one
hour for i.v.STATION Robot cleaning and UV sterilization; b) all the time required to load
and unload of IV consumables into/from i.v.STATION (drug vials, syringes, tamper-evident
syringe caps, and IV Bags); c) time needed for LeeSar’s hospital-required specific
packing; and d) pharmacist double-checking of the Batch IV doses before shipping them to
our hospital network of LeeSar customers. The most common Sterile Compounding products
that our network of hospitals order from LeeSar are: Amiodarone, Azithromycin, Calcium
Glutonate, Clindamycin, Diltiazem, Epinephrine, Heparin, Lidocaine, Magnesium Sulfate,
Oxytocin, Succinylcholine, and Vancomycin on standard Becton Dickinson Plastipak syringes
ranging from 3 to 10cc, and standard Baxter Viaflex and AVIVA IV bags ranging from 50ml to
1 Liter”.

About Health Robotics:

Founded in 2006, Health Robotics is the undisputed global leading supplier of life-
critical intravenous medication robots, winning 100% of all worldwide I.V. Robot’s
publicly announced purchases in 2010 and 2011, and providing almost 300 hospital
installations in 5 continents with robotics-based technology and clinical software
automation solutions. Health Robotics’ world-leading solutions CytoCare(R) and
i.v.STATION(R) ONCO [hazardous IVs], i.v.STATION(R) [non-hazardous IVs], i.v.SOFT(R)
[workflow engine for sterile compounding], OMM(R) [Oncology Medication Management],
MEDarchiver(R) [life-critical clinical information system], and TPNstation(R)
[totally-automated parenteral nutrition] have and will greatly contribute to ease
hospitals’ growing pressures to improve patient safety, increase throughput and contain
costs. Through the effective and efficient production of sterile, accurate, tamper-evident
and ready-to-administer IVs, Health Robotics’ products help hospitals eliminate
life-threatening drug and diluent exchange errors, decrease other medical mistakes and
sterility risks, work more efficiently, reduce waste and controlled substances’ diversion,
and diminish the gap between rising patient volume/acuity and scarce medical, nursing, and
pharmacy staff. For more information, please visit: http://www.health-robotics.com

        For additional information, please contact:

        Luisa Celeghin
        Phone (Canada): +1-289-470-1456
        Phone (Europe): +39-0403-498-468

        LeeSar Regional Service Center
        401 Leonard Blvd. North, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
        Phone: +1-239-303-0606


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