Leading US Pediatric Hospital Draws First Dose with RIVA System


    WINNIPEG, May 20 /CNW/ - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has
drawn the first patient dose on its newly commissioned RIVA System (Robotic
Intravenous Automation) - a self-contained unit for filling IV syringes and
bags from Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems). A leader in pediatric
care and research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was rated first in
the United States in Parents magazine 2009 Best Children's Hospital survey.
    "The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is clearly a leader in pediatric
pharmacy and we are proud of our role in helping them meet their goals for
patient care," says Niels Erik Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of IH Systems.
He continues, "A health care facility that must provide a wide range of
products in very small doses to the most critically ill of patients around the
clock needs to have confidence in the system they choose to dispense required
    Jane Arnot, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the RIVA System
notes a health care facility only draws patient doses after the satisfactory
completion of a detailed commissioning phase. "Our well-designed and
meticulously executed site plan demonstrates that the RIVA System meets the
parameters for sterility, accuracy and reduction of compounding risk as
defined by USP(less than)797(greater than) and other regulatory guidelines,
and we are thrilled to see the unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
in action," Arnot says.

    RIVA (Robotic IV Automation System) - a self-contained unit for filling
IV syringes and bags- is the first product developed by Winnipeg-based medical
device company Intelligent Hospital Systems. For more information, please
visit www.rivasystem.com.

For further information:

For further information: Jane Arnot, VP Corporate Strategy/Business
Development, (204) 925-5343

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