Denver, CO, Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Swisslog Healthcare, a leading supplier of solutions for medication and supply chain management in healthcare, announces its investment in Savioke, developer of the Relay autonomous delivery robot, a friendly indoor service robot that works safely, securely and reliably in human environments. This new partnership allows the companies to jointly develop services and solutions that increase health systems’ efficiency and enable them to deliver better patient care.
“Many leading hospitals are providing experience-focused programs that enhance patient satisfaction and improve loyalty and referrals,” notes Stephan Sonderegger, CEO of Swisslog Healthcare. “These ‘concierge’ services are modeled after the hospitality industry where Savioke mobile robots are already commercially deployed in dozens of hotels worldwide. There are clear applications for this technology in healthcare, which we are excited to explore together.” Swisslog sold legacy autonomous mobile robot (AMR) models in healthcare applications for nearly 10 years. The Savioke Relay is a dynamic, low-profile AMR that combines fast, secure delivery with a responsive, friendly human interface for more reliable and personalized patient services.
“Savioke’s Relay Robot has widespread applications in all parts of the healthcare supply chain including securely delivering prescription and over-the-counter medications to nurses and patients in hospitals,” said Steve Cousins, founder and CEO of Savioke. “Our joint partnership with Swisslog, a leader in medication supply chain solutions, will enable Relay to expand these use cases and enter new healthcare-related markets globally.”
The two companies will work closely together to develop new solutions and services that increase the efficiency of the medication supply chain and to enable services that improve patient relationships with health systems. Swisslog Healthcare is Savioke’s exclusive global partner for medication and supply chain management in hospitals and will introduce new solutions and services to the market over the course of the next twelve months
About Swisslog Healthcare
Swisslog Healthcare is a leading supplier of services and solutions for material transport, medication management and supply chain management in healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed facility-wide and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. For more information, visit www.swisslog.com/healthcare.
Swisslog is a member of the KUKA group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions. www.kuka.com
Savioke develops and deploys autonomous robots that work in human environments to improve people’s lives. The company’s flagship product, Relay, is an award-winning autonomous indoor delivery robot that increases productivity, revenue, and delight for people across a range of environments such as logistics, hotels, office buildings, high-rise apartments and now healthcare. Founded in 2013 by a team of leading robotics engineers, Savioke is backed by investors such as Intel Capital, EDBI, Northern Light Venture Capital, Morado Venture Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Recruit, and Google Ventures. For more information, visit www.savioke.com.
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