The rapid process of continuous development deployed by Loccioni humancare has enabled further significant progress with APOTECAchemo: automation becomes faster, more interconnected and simplistic.
APOTECAchemo fully automates the complex and critical tasks associated with preparations of intravenous chemotherapeutic compounds.
APOTECAchemo is a robotic system capable of weighing the active ingredients and solutions, reconstituting powdered drugs (thanks to the use of a dedicated, six way anthropomorphic mechanical arm and actuators), preparing syringes, bags and other final containers while safely loading and unloading the materials and preperations.
APOTECAchemo delivers patient safety. Patients are protected by a unified, redundant safety system of technological advances such as automatic recognition of products, an automated weighing system and a barcode labelling process for total accuracy.
APOTECAchemo ensures sterility by utilizing five HEPA filters with total air exchanges every 2.3 seconds. This results in a self-contained chamber with ISO 5 compliance (in accordance with ISO 14644).
APOTECAchemo also ensures safety for the pharmacy staff. The staff is protected from aerosols, vapors and accidental exposure by restricting interaction with hazardous medications. The compounding process takes place in a negative pressure, closed chamber, designed to prevent and contain and eliminate any form of contamination.
APOTECAchemo further enhances the accountability of the provider institution with a fully automated audit trail with the ability to define process surveillance alerts, intelligent workflow queuing and robust reporting for operational analytics. This can be helpful with risk management and clinical trials data reporting.