July 10, 2014
FastPak Elite Hits Pharmacy Tech Market
Buffalo Grove, IL – The ability to expand to new business channels and offer innovative services to customers is what sets apart a great pharmacy from its competitors. Today, AmerisourceBergen Technology Group launched FastPak® Elite, a tool that will help pharmacists do just that.
Through its exclusive and unique features, the FastPak® Elite is the most modern packager on the market, designed to revolutionize the service pharmacists provide to patients. The product reinvents the pouch packager to meet the demands of high volume pharmacy operations, by putting medications in convenient multi-dose packaging.
“FastPak® Elite is a next generation packaging solution that offers unparalleled versatility and modular configuration,” said AmerisourceBergen Technology Group General Manager Tony Guarino. “FastPak® Elite provides virtually limitless formulary capabilities and is the fastest packaging equipment we have delivered yet.”
Fast Facts on FastPak® Elite
The FastPak® Elite automates up to 100% of oral solid prescription medications. Factory calibrated smart canisters can accurately accommodate, count and dispense nearly all sizes and shapes of oral solid medications. Each smart canister is lockable and equipped with an RFID chip and barcode identification capabilities to ensure that the correct medication is contained in the right canister.
RFID – The FastPak® Elite RFID technology identifies the canister and records its contents regardless of where it is placed in the machine.
Intuitive Workflow – Software maximizes efficiency with a
specially designed user interface that simplifies the production process.
Pharmacy technicians can queue batches of medications that are selected,
counted and dispensed into unit dose and multi-dose pouches at the rate of up
to 60 pouches per minute.
In-line Pill Cutter – An exclusive feature that allows for dispensing half tab medications --lowering the costs associated with pill cutting and minimizing time spent loading trays. In addition, a detachable table adjuster tray (DTA) has a capacity of 63 cells and allows dispensing of irregularly-shaped or slow moving medications that are not in canisters.
Saves on Consumables – Intelligent software selects the most efficient pouch size to use which saves up to 20% in paper usage versus devices that only offer static pouch sizing.
AmerisourceBergen Technology Group specializes in automation that increases patient safety, streamlines medication management processes and controls costs. It is part of AmerisourceBergen, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution companies.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel. With over $100 billion in annualized revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 13,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #28 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.