July 6, 2015

Finnish pharmacy robot enters Israeli markets

Robots manufactured by NewIcon are already used in almost 60 pharmacies around the world.
Robots manufactured by NewIcon are already used in almost 60 pharmacies around the world.
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Finnish health technology company NewIcon has closed a deal with an Israeli pharmacy chain. The company will deliver a fully-automatic Iso-Fixu medicine storage robot to a pharmacy in Jerusalem.

According to NewIcon, the deal opens up a major new market for company in Israel, because after a successful pilot, further deliveries to other Israeli pharmacy chains are also likely.

“This will be the first storage robot in Israel, so other chains will be interested in seeing how it works. References are absolutely crucial in Israel, so a successful pilot is very important,” says marketing director Jori-Matti Savolainen from NewIcon.

Israel has about 1 500 pharmacies from small, private pharmacies to very big, as in pharmacy chain organisations. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities for further deliveries. According to NewIcon, the automation of medicine supply in Israeli hospitals will also be a topical issue in the near future. The company’s solutions, which have been approved by the public health authorities of Israel, provide a strong alternative for hospitals.

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