Pharmacy industry’s first device will fill both punch cards and pouch packages, targeting 2017 release
TCGRx announced today, at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacy (ASCP) conference in Dallas, Texas, that they have initiated the development of a new pharmacy automation device that will allow for the filling of unit dose and multi-dose cards in addition to the pouch packaging that TCG is already well-known for as the industry leader. The device, known as “PillBot™” is scheduled to be released in 2017, with the ability to package medications in both pouch and blister formats. TCGRx’s intention is to launch the first version of this product to handle unit dose and multi-dose pouches, along with unit dose cards. A second release will follow allowing the same machine to also process multi-dose cards.
TCGRx’s president and CEO, Duane Chudy, stated that, “the market is constantly evolving for our pharmacy partners. They need flexibility to provide packaging options that will gain and retain business without the need to invest in multiple automation devices. Our vision is two-fold; we want to provide best-in-class automation and services for everything that a pharmacy needs to fill medications. We also want to make sure that our pharmacy partners can thrive in an ever-changing market.”
For additional information on this new system, contact TCGRx by phone at 262.279.5307.
TCGRx is a leading supplier of pharmacy automation, offering scalable solutions that range from simple packaging technology to enterprise-wide perpetual inventory management. TCGRx solutions are specifically designed to make pharmacies and their processes more efficient. The company provides comprehensive workflow automation, including design and consultation services, to offer inpatient, out-patient and long-term care pharmacies a fully featured, integrated solution. With a strong presence in pharmacy markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, TCGRx is headquartered in Powers Lake, WI. For additional information, visit www.TCGRx.com, find us on Facebook, or contact us at 262.279.5307.