A patent has been issued to Thompson Patent Law client Intelligent Hospital Systems Ltd. of Winnipeg, Canada.
U.S. Patent 7610115 B2 was issued to Intelligent Hospital Systems for Automated Pharmacy Admixture Systems (APAS) on October 27, 2009.
An Automated Pharmacy Admixture System (APAS) may include a manipulator that transports medical containers such as bags, vials, or syringes about a substantially aseptic admixing chamber. In a preferred implementation, a gripper assembly is configured to substantially universally grasp and retain syringes, IV bags, and vials of varying shapes and sizes.
In an illustrative embodiment, a gripping device may include claws configured to grasp a plurality of different types of IV bags, each type having a different fill port configuration.
Embodiments may include a controller adapted to actuate a transport assembly to place a fill port of the bag, vial or syringe into register with a filling port such as a cannula located at a filling station, or be equipped with carousel transport systems that are adapted to convey bags, vials, and syringes to the admixture system and deliver constituted medications in bags, vials or syringes to an egress area.
Read the issued patent: US Patent 7610115 B2 Automated Pharmacy Admixture System (APAS)