Synergy Medical, a Canadian manufacturer of automation for single and multi-dose blister cards, has been in the industry for over 10 years. With over 300 systems installed across North America, the company has figured out a way to make the latest addition to their offerings — the SynMed Ultra — work with 35 different types of packaging and produce more than 100 multi-dose blister cards per hour.
“Our automation system allows the pharmacy to scale that type of operation if they want to offer blister packs service to their patients,” Synergy Medical’s vice president of sales in North America, Mark Rinker, said. “Done manually, it’s prone to error, is it time-consuming and consumes a lot of the pharmacies labor. So that’s where we come in to offer an automation solution to be able to prepare those blister packs in a safe manner, an accurate manner, and also in a manner where they can scale that portion of their business without chasing volume with labor.”
The idea for the SynMed Ultra came originated from a customer in Quebec City, who started off with one system and slowly added more as their demands for production grew. After running out of space, the client asked the company’s owner about the possibility of creating a product with higher production per square foot.
SynMed Ultra has been three years in the works. The first commercial robot was installed two months ago, and the first U.S. installation will be coming this fall. Watch the video above for more on the device.