TCGRx (TCG), one of North America’s leading providers of pharmacy workflow solutions, and Medical Packaging Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of pharmacy tabletop packaging solutions, are proud to announce their strategic alliance.
MPI’s unit dose liquid packaging systems are now paired with TCG’s fully automated packaging systems to provide pharmacies a complete packaging solution for oral solids and liquids.
This collaborative relationship is designed to provide customized solutions to meet the packaging needs of any pharmacy for oral solid and liquid packaging. Pharmacies can now scale from entry level, tabletop unit dose or fluid dose packager to fully automated unit dose packager and multi-dose packager. “Customers will benefit from this as they look for ways to respond to changes in Med A Reimbursement that CMS is proposing,” said TCG’s CEO Duane Chudy.
The ATP Series from TCG incorporates the latest software running the most dependable automated packaging solution in the market. Pharmacies benefit from the ATP’s low packaging cost, small foot print, multiple bar-code formats, accuracy and unmatched production throughput. The ATP Series is the industry’s most advanced pouch packaging solution featuring 100% automation of formulary medications and 100% verification of tray medications through the patented Safe Tray™ System. The ATP Series is a scalable configuration that is capable of both unit-dose and multi-dose packaging and can accommodate 128, 192, 256, 320, and 384 canister medications, eliminating the need for manual packaging and sorting of medication.
TCG will also offer MPI’s Fluidose™ Series 5 unit dose packaging system for oral liquids as a complementary solution to meet the liquid packaging needs of the LTC and EC pharmacy. The Fluidose™ Series 5 is a high-quality, affordable system which decreases packaging costs, increases operational efficiency and reduces medication errors through automatic packaging of bulk liquid medication into unit dose. MPI’s Fluidose™ Series 5 is compliant with JCAHO regulations and meets the needs of all pharmacy systems for dispensing liquid medications and packages an average of 15 doses per minute in three different cup sizes – 15ml, 25ml, or 35ml. Class A packaging provides up to a 12 month expiration from date of packaging and colored cups are available for easy identification of controlled or refrigerated medications. Coupled with TCG’s ATP Series, these packaging systems provide LTC and EC pharmacies an end-to-end solution for packaging oral solids and liquids.