Maximum safety for chemotherapy
Switzerland's first robot capable of preparing chemotherapy has been installed at the HUG pharmacy. It is the final step towards completely secure cancer treatment after the introduction of electronic prescriptions and electronic verification at the bedside.
Specifically, anti-cancer products are made in a sterile room, known as a "white" room. In this high-security environment, pharmacy technicians handle toxic active ingredients and prepare prescriptions for patients according to very strict individualised protocols.
The robot does not replace the human: it simply takes over the critical phase of the preparation. Other advantages: it combines productivity, quality and safety for patients and staff.
20’000 chemotherapies prepared
In ten years, the number of chemotherapies prepared at the pharmacy has doubled from 10,000 to 20,000. Now some will be produced with the aid of the PLC, combining precision, reliability and speed.