Health Robotics and Grifols sign co-operation agreement


For IV Room of the Future Initiative

Health Robotics, a US supplier of robotics technology and software automation systems, has signed an exclusive co-operation agreement for Grifols of Spain to contribute to its IV Room of the Future Initiative with its Misterium cleanroom products and IV therapy and clinical nutrition expertise.

The agreement also includes the appointment of Grifols\' scientific expert, Oriol Prat, as an additional member of Health Robotics\' Scientific Advisory Board. He joins representatives of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Clinic, Sutter Health, USC University Hospital, and The University of Chicago Medical Center.

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics\' executive vice president, said: “Grifols has designed and constructed more than 1.2million ft2 of cleanrooms worldwide and managed more than 150 modular cleanroom installations at hospitals. I am convinced that global hospitals stand to greatly benefit from the synergies between the respective companies\' experience, products, and services within the IV Room Technology sector.”

According to Grifols, the advantages of Misterium modular cleanrooms over conventional construction include their flexible, convenient and fast construction, usually within 2 to 4 weeks, with minimal disruption to the pharmacy\'s operations, ease of maintenance, GMP compliance, and integrated training tools and workflow analysis.

Grifols is involved in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of plasma derivates, IV therapy solutions, enteral and parenteral nutrition, diagnostic systems, pharmacy automation, and medical materials and devices.