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Patient safety has been significantly enhanced at CancerCare Manitoba as leading-edge robotic technology is now being used to prepare chemotherapy drugs quickly and safely, says Health Minister Erin Selby.

The new machine, known as RIVA (robotic IV automations system), a fully automated IV compounding system produced by Winnipeg-based Intelligent Hospital Systems (a spin-off company of St. Boniface Hospital Research), mixes chemotherapy drugs with repetitive motions.

“With this new technology, we’re ensuring we will continue to be a leader in making patient safety priority number one,” said the minister. “RIVA will free up medical staff to focus on other patient issues that will make a real difference in their cancer journey.”

Read the Provincial Government release
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