To Protect Essential Pharmacy Personnel and Customers from COVID-19
ViralGuardRx can also be used by other essential service providers
SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2020 — As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, retail pharmacies are facing incredibly difficult circumstances: they must continue to dispense vital medications to their patients and fight the spread of COVID-19 — while keeping employees as well as patients and customers as safe as possible.
To address this challenge, Vista-based RxSafe LLC today launched ViralGuardRx™, a protective shield that creates a physical barrier to help prevent disease transmission at the pharmacy point-of-sale. Placed at pharmacy cash registers or pickup locations, ViralGuardRx helps reduce the risk of viral and bacterial transmission, protecting pharmacy staff and consumers from the spread of coronavirus.
“Pharmacists and pharmacy staff are on the front lines of this fight, encountering high numbers of potentially infectious customers every day,” said William Holmes, CEO of RxSafe. “ViralGuardRx not only provides a tool to keep them healthy, but also helps protect customers.”
At the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, RxSafe LLC immediately identified the need for essential pharmacy personnel to be protected. Within 10 days, ViralGuardRx was designed and launched.
ViralGuardRX can be used in any retail setting where essential employees are providing services to the public. Portable and easy to clean, pharmacies and other service providers can also use the affordable device for drive-by deliveries to customers.
“For over ten years, our company has been an innovator in robotic automation that improves safety in pharmacy settings,” said Holmes. “It was important to us to be a part of the solution in stopping the spread of COVID-19.”
The patent-pending ViralGuardRx has a copper-lined transfer port for medications. Copper is the only antimicrobial metal surface approved by the EPA and has been shown to kill bacteria and viruses, such as the coronavirus. The transfer port tips 90 degrees to facilitate medication delivery while blocking free airflow from the employee side to the customer side. The shield’s replaceable HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter facilitates audibility and compliance with HIPAA, while aiding in the prevention of disease transmission. ViralGuardRx is free-standing and easy for an individual to set up.
ABOUT RxSafe, LLC
RxSafe, LLC is the leader in robotic automation that improves patient and employee safety in the pharmacy setting. Based in Vista, California, the company has multiple products designed to improve accuracy, traceability, speed, inventory management and security for pharmacies. To visit our company website, click here.