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Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care Deploys APOTECAchemo Robotic System

Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care recently deployed the APOTECAchemo robotic system, which is designed to deliver unparalleled accuracy and increased safety for patients.

APOTECAchemo empowers our Pharmacy through robotic technology that automates the drug compounding process. This technology is found at only five major academic medical centers nationwide.

"Our investment in leading-edge devices illustrates our commitment to providing our patients with the most advanced cancer treatments," says Roman Perez-Soler, MD, Chairman, Oncology; Chief, Division of Medical Oncology and Deputy Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Montefiore, and Guttman Professor of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology, Einstein.

The APOTECAchemo consists of a robotic automation and information platform to prepare intravenous doses of chemotherapy. Risks to healthcare workers associated with compounding hazardous drugs are minimized while patient safety is improved.

Montefiore's APOTECAchemo makes every step of the process programmable, controllable, traceable and accountable. Patients benefit from the high degree of accuracy of the system, and built-in sterility measures that increase safety.