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NEWS FROM NEWICON

PHOTO: PUIJO TOWER, CITY OF KUOPIO

Russian pharmacy chain representatives participated in the factory acceptance tests

Smart medicine cabinets to Central hospitals

In September, representatives of the Russian pharmacy chain Petersburg Apteka came to Finland to participate in the factory acceptance testing (FAT) of the Iso-Fixu medicine storage robot. The finished robot will be delivered and commissioned in the flagship pharmacy of the chain on Nevsky Prospect street in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition to participating in the FAT tests, the pharmacy chain representatives, accompanied by

The Central Finland Central Hospital has invested in three and the South Karelia Central Hospital in two eMED ICON smart medicine cabinets. In addition to these, the new Hospital Nova, to be opened in 2020 in Jyväskylä, may be equipped with as many as 40 smart medicine cabinets. The extension of the South Karelia Central Hospital will be commissioned next year, with plans to equip it with seven smart medicine cabinets.

NewIcon personnel, also visited Finnish pharmacies that already use the robot. This robot will be the first for Petersburg Apteka, which owns 85 pharmacies in St. Petersburg. The highlight of the visit was a visit to Puijo Tower, an observation tower located on Puijo hill in Kuopio. “Our guests were very impressed by the landscape – filled with forests and lakes – visible from the tower,” says NewIcon’s Sales and Product Specialist Antti Vesala.

The health technology framework agreement speeds up the automation of medical services in hospitals and health centres NewIcon Oy and Istekki Oy have signed a framework agreement for six years concerning eMED ICON smart medicine cabinets. Within the scope of the agreement are Istekki’s customer-owners: seven hospital districts, four cities, eleven municipalities and one joint municipal authority. The framework agreement speeds up the automation of medical services in hospitals and health centres. The first to act is the Pirkanmaa Hospital District, which is purchasing six smart medicine cabinets for Tampere University Hospital.

Harri Kumpulainen (right), Development Manager at Istekki Oy, explains that Istekki supplies its customer-owners with new technology as a service for a monthly fee. Key Account Manager Lauri Rissanen at NewIcon says that the agreement paves the way for NewIcon into health centres.

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