June 19, 2020
TOKYO, June 19, 2020 - PHC Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today announces the launch of the On-Site Calibration Tablet Case*1, a dedicated option for the Automatic Tablet Counting & Packing System (hereafter ATC). This product is intended to further improve pharmacists’ workflow and reduce the risk of medication errors.
The multitude of drugs that are available today, resulting from a rapid increase in the number of generic drugs as well as new therapies, and frequent prescription changes of inpatients make the workflow for pharmacists more complex. The workload increase and dispensing error risk are seen more often when pharmacists need to perform manual procedures with rarely prescribed drugs.
Currently ATC*2 can automatically package drugs in the required dose for each patient, based on their prescription, as a way to streamline pharmacist workflow and contribute to reliable patient medication management. With just one new On-Site Calibration Tablet Case, the dedicated ATC option can now be used with drugs in various shapes and sizes*3. Conventional tablet cases need to be custom-made for each tablet shape and size. The new product can be adjusted to fit tablet width and height on the spot, making additional orders for custom-made tablet cases unnecessary for different tablets. It will save pharmacists from needing to manually dispense prior to the arrival of custom-made tablet cases, and also supports reliable medication management by eliminating the risk of dispensing errors due to manual procedures. Not having to purchase different tablet cases also reduces running costs for hospital and retail pharmacies.
■Tablet Case - Dedicated Option for the Automatic Tablet Counting & Packing System (ATC)
■Comparing Conventional Tablet Cases and On-site Calibration Tablet Cases
PHC Corporation is a Japanese subsidiary of the PHC Group, a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells and services solutions across diabetes management, diagnostics and life sciences, as well as providing healthcare services. This new product will expand the portfolio of products targeted at pharmacists in the life sciences business.
Nobuaki Nakamura, corporate officer and co-head of Life Sciences/Diagnostics Domain of PHC Holdings Corporation says, “Our life sciences business adopted the new business brand PHCbi when the company changed its name in April 2018. Since we launched the industry’s first ATC in 1973, we have been leading the pharmacy automation market in Japan and overseas. As well as improving pharmacist workflow and reducing risks of dispensing mistakes due to human errors, we expect the new On-Site Calibration Tablet Case will support efforts to preserve the environment globally by minimizing disposal of tablet cases. Going forward, we will contribute to higher-quality medical care by predicting the changing medical environment and anticipating the needs of healthcare professionals as well as patients, while providing best-in-class solutions for customers.”
*1 Product details: please refer to the graphics
*2 Product details: www.phchd.com/jp/biomedical/pharmacy/atc (in Japanese)
*3 May not work with some tablets depending on the shape and size
About Biomedical Division of PHC Corporation
Established in 1969, PHC Corporation is a subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation in Japan that develops, manufactures, sells, and services solutions across diabetes management, diagnostics and life sciences, as well as providing healthcare services. Committed to its corporate mission, “We contribute to the health of society through our diligent efforts to create healthcare solutions that have a positive impact and improve the lives of people,” the company offers value-added products and services to customers in over 125 countries. The Biomedical Division helps scientists and researchers in over 110 countries through its laboratory and medical support equipment and services including CO2 incubators and ultra-low temperature freezers.
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