Pharmacy Automation

Pharmacy automation is the automation of tasks performed in pharmacy or other health care settings. Dispensing medications in a community pharmacy manually is a time-consuming operation. A typical community pharmacist has to work longer hours and often forced to hire additional staff to handle increased workloads. This extra workload did not allow the time to focus on safety issues. This new factor led to the concept of using automated pharmacy solutions. The advance medication systems use shared database which eliminates redundant data entry that can lead to errors and form seamless integration with healthcare information systems and interoperability that creates safer, more efficient workflow


When medication packages should be handled automatically, the majority of European pharmacists trust in Rowa Technologies by BD. Over 5,000 systems sold in 30 countries attest to the success of the automation systems made in Germany. With Rowa Technologies, we offer another important component for an improved medication management in hospitals and pharmacies.

Every Rowa installation is based on intensive consultation and planning. The whole planning and realization phase is accompanied by ROWA’s experts ensuring that the machines run smoothly. A world-wide 24/7 service network can answer any of questions and can help on site very quickly. Their knowledge and their expertise are based on the experience of more than 5,000 installations worldwide.

ROWA Enables
  • High scalability for capacity (up to 60,000 packages per machine) and speed

  • Combining multiple machines

  • Higher reliability by two picking heads

  • Input speed per machine of up to 900 packs per hour

  • Output speed per machine of up to 2,000 packs per hour

  • Safety features including UPS, backup storage drive, stock scan, user identification with various authorization levels and refrigerator with data logger

  • Recording expiry dates and batch numbers

  • Conveyor system optimizing stock picking and commissioning for the wards

  • TÜV and GS certification guaranteeing quality and safety

About BD

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes. The company partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD has more than 40,000 associates across 50 countries who work in close collaboration with customers and partners to help enhance outcomes, lower health care delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve health care safety and expand access to health.

IV Compounding | RIVA

RIVA™, a fully automated IV compounding system, is used by hospital pharmacies to automatically and accurately prepare IV syringes and bags. By automating the preparation of IV syringes and bags, RIVA addresses the issues of safety for the patient and the pharmacy technician, efficiency and effectiveness in the pharmacy and the challenges of a changing regulatory environment.


RIVA allows hospital pharmacies to compound aseptic preparations in a United States Pharmacopeia USP<797> environment while outputting admixtures in either syringes or bags. The automation of repetitive and complex tasks reduces the incidence of errors and contamination. RIVA can prepare both chemotherapeutic and non-chemotherapeutic doses.

Whether your main focus is to improve the safety of IV admixtures, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of pharmacy operations, or meet regulatory compliance, RIVA addresses your unique concerns and challenges.

RIVA enhances the care of patients and health of your pharmacy team by improving the safety and accuracy of IV admixture compounding. By using state of the art safety features and practices, detailed electronic auditing, and integration to current hospital systems, RIVA ensures that hazardous and non-hazardous doses are accurate for pediatric, neonatal, and adult patients.

About ARxIUM

ARxIUM delivers best-in-class technology and unparalleled expertise focused on helping pharmacies of all sizes and types improve safety, productivity and efficiency. They provide comprehensive and scalable pharmacy solutions for every segment of the pharmacy market – health systems, long-term care, retail, and central fill – designed with category-leading automation hardware and workflow software, and supported by unmatched industry knowledge. ARxIUM is the first pharmacy technology company to offer a Total Dose Solution (TDS), a fully customizable, end-to-end solution for oral solid and IV dose preparation, workflow management and revenue enhancement. ARxIUM TDS helps you manage pharmacy production, inventory and revenue while enjoying the convenience of working with a single expert vendor.

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