An automated pharmacy storage system usually comes with temperature and humidity monitoring and is configured with a cooling module. This ensures that medications are stored at optimal condition to preserve the integrity of the drug.
Within a pharmacy storage system, the medication settings can be preconfigured to specify whether the drug requires refrigeration or not. If a cooling module is configured within the pharmacy storage system, refrigerated and non-refrigerated medication can be stored, picked and dispensed securely within one robot – without the need for standalone medical refrigerators.
If you are thinking about investing in a pharmacy robot, start by thinking whether you want to automate your refrigerated drugs. Also, consider what percentage of your stock requires refrigeration. This helps to decide whether a system with full refrigeration, with dual-temperatures, or an ambient system would suit your needs.