A unique approach for your personalised chemotherapy doses.
Pharmoduct is an automatic compounding system for the preparation of personalised chemotherapy doses. Pharmoduct is a patended medical device.
Pharmoduct is able to reconstitute, transfer and dilute oncology drugs in order to prepare final dose and multi-dose bags. The system can manage more than 300 different drugs.
The introduction of Pharmoduct in the Compounding Lab will improve the whole chemotherapy preparation workflow.
Compounding is the creation of a personalized drug to meet the unique needs of a patient.
It is performed by a licensed pharmacist, a licensed physician or a person under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
In Hospitals and Compounding Labs worldwide, an enormous number of chemotherapy doses are prepared every day.
There are several key persons involved in the antiblastics preparation process: oncologists, pharmacists, health technicians. It’s important to have full collaboration between these parties in order to avoid mistakes and allow the patient to receive a tailor made drug that is precise in dosage and fully sterile, in a reasonable timeframe.
Despite the importance of compounding, there are many risks associated to this activity.
Compounded preparations are non FDA-approved; this means that the safety standards are often lower compared to the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
In the majority of cases, antiblastic drugs are nowadays compounded manually under a laminar flow hood in a Class B cleanroom.
There are several limits to this approach:
|1||Ozone decontamination system|
|2||Negative pressure LAF with ULPA-U15 filters|
|3||Touch screen monitor|
|4||Thermal transfer printer|
|5||Barcode & RFID identification systems for consumable kits|
|6||Upper rotating assembly for drug vials|
|7||Label identification system for vials|
|8||Gravimetric scale for multidose bag|
|9||Peristaltic pumps for liquid transfer|
|10||Lower rotating assembly for final containers|
|11||Segregated waste area with bag heat sealing|
|12||Wheels for easy handling|
Multi-dose bags are the best solution to decrease waste production and reduce time for dispensing and administration.
Working from a molecular perspective, the creation of multi-dose bags helps acquire, quantify and use the amount of overfill present within the drug vials – which is usually between 2% and 7% of the nominal value. This fact generates significant economic savings for the Compounding Lab.