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Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION Robot Saves $233,000 Since its April 2012 “Go-Live” at Premier’s St. Joseph’s Hospital

August 6, 2012

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, August 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Health Robotics today announced that Premier Healthcare Alliance’s member St. Joseph’s
Hospital in Savannah, Georgia is already saving at least $233,000 during FY2013 through
its recent installation and “Go-Live” of the i.v.STATION Robot.

In 1Q2012, Health Robotics won Premier’s RFP versus IHS-RIVA and was awarded by
Premier a 3-year exclusive [sole-source] contract for i.v.STATION and i.v.STATION ONCO at
its 2,500+ hospitals and more than 80,000 healthcare sites. St. Joseph’s Hospital 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. St. Joseph’s Hospital is a not-for-profit 305-bed acute care hospital founded in
1875 by the Sisters of Mercy.

Chris Jones, Pharmacy Manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital, stated: “Since we installed
i.v.STATION and went live on April 2012, I can comfortably say that for FY2013, we are
saving at minimum $233,000 on processing Sterile Compounding Batch I.V. doses (IV Bags and
Syringes) manufactured by i.v.STATION. We have initially focused on replacing Outsourced
and Pre-Mix products that we used to purchase from other companies. I’m very satisfied
with Health Robotics’ technical service and implementation teams and the support their
engineers provide us.”

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ Executive Vice President, stated: “We continue on
our well-established path to demonstrate that i.v.STATION is a very affordable solution
for Community Hospitals, yielding an extraordinarily fast Return On Investment. Unlike
other I.V. Robots, i.v.STATION is quickly installed without disrupting existing Sterile
Compounding operations, without requiring additional premium space in the Pharmacy, and
without costly construction expenses. In addition to i.v.STATION’s prior documented
success at Academic, Pediatric, and Outsourced Compounding Centers, i.v.STATION’s unique
Second Generation architecture advantages of low cost, faster speed, quick R.O.I., small
size, and redundancy demonstrate its adaptability to all types of Health-System
Pharmacies.”

Chris Jones continued: “Our Pharmacy Technicians quickly load i.v.STATION at the
beginning of their shift and leave it alone to carry out its Sterile Compounding tasks
while they continue working elsewhere in the Pharmacy. When they return, the I.V. doses
are already manufactured, and the Technicians then proceed with the next Batch of I.V.
Doses. The most common Sterile Compounding products currently manufactured by i.v.STATION
are: “Cefazolin, Vancomycin, and Amiodarone on Baxter Viaflex and AVIVA bags ranging from
100ml 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 over 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
        celeghin@health-robotics.com
        Phone (Canada): +1-289-470-1456
        Phone (Europe): +39(0)403-498-468

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