Euclid Medical Products debuts Vantage Vision
Pharmacy automation company Euclid Medical Products is making it easier for pharmacists to automatically check multi-dose medication pouches quickly and accurately, thanks to its Vantage Vision MDM 1 and MDM 2, a line of verification machines.
Vantage Vision MDM 1 is designed for retail and smaller closed-door pharmacies and hospitals wanting to verify medication pouches to reduce the time-consuming process of manual verification. Its conveniently sized vision system has fully integrated software that will confirm the size, shape and color of each pill in the pouch package.
The MDM 1 Series records images of each pouch and will flag suspect pouches for further verification. Verifying up to 45 pouches per minute, the MDM 1 Series is intended for pharmacies looking to streamline the verification process.
Vantage Vision MDM 2 is a larger-scale model designed for pharmacies running multiple packaging machines speeds. The MDM2 can verify up to 75 pouches per minute.
“When it comes to automation, manual verification can be a very time-consuming process,” said Kevin Copsey, Euclid Medical Products’ business unit director. “Introducing Vantage Vision MDM 1 and MDM 2 into our product lineup was a natural product line expansion to complement our new line of next-generation Axial multi-dose adherence pouch packaging machines.”
To reduce false positives in the pouch verification process, both machines in the Vantage Vision line come equipped with an agitator, a mechanism for ensuring pills are sitting flat in the pouch. This agitator technology, along with highly sophisticated software algorithms, greatly reduces the likelihood of receiving false positives, according to the company.
Smart functions in the software allow for a user-friendly interface and process flow. Reports can be printed or exported, and any repaired pouches can be registered by capturing a new image at the Repair Station. Through various processes, the software enables pharmacists to link data to a specific bar code, even after the medication pouches have left the pharmacy.