ScriptPro unveils compact, 
efficient robotic system

ScriptPro has released a new pharmacy robot that it said would have the smallest footprint of its robotics lineup.


The Mission, Kan.-based pharmacy automation manufacturer announced the launch of the Compact Robotic System, which takes up 7 sq. ft. and is designed for tight spaces and pharmacies with lower volumes that want to improve patient safety and operational efficiency.


“It uses the same dispensing technology and has the same look, feel and user interface as our larger systems,” ScriptPro president and CEO Mike Coughlin said. “It brings the full robotic solution to the middle and lower end of the pharmacy volume bell curve.”


The CRS is designed to fill, label and deliver up to 150 prescriptions per hour and contains 75 universal dispensing cells, which the company said can be easily calibrated on-site by pharmacy staff. It also has two bulk load vial dispensers and supports a number of different vial and bottle types and sizes, filling directly from the dispensing cell into the vial to prevent drug cross-contamination and airborne pill dust. The system prints and applies labels, and delivers the vials uncapped so the pharmacist can inspect and verify them using an onscreen drug image.