Aethon Wins Major Contract with LeeSar to Automate Medication Tray Replenishment Using MedEx TraySafe

admin  -  Aug 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aethon is pleased to announce LeeSar in Fort Myers, Florida has selected Aethon’s MedEx TraySafe™ product to streamline their medication tray and kit processing for improving safety and compliance of preconfigured trays used in crash carts. LeeSar provides supply chain and operational services to multiple hospitals in the region.

LeeSar Implements TraySafe

LeeSar Regional Service Center

“We needed a solution that would meet all of our operational and safety requirements, but could also scale in a cost effective way. Replenishing and managing trays is a labor-intensive process and is also demanding from a safety standpoint. As we look to add new hospitals, we needed to increase our efficiency while still ensuring safety. We looked at other solutions, but TraySafe was the only solution that could meet all our requirements for efficiency, safety, compliance and affordability,” says Ken Greco, Vice President of Pharmacy Services.

TraySafe is a next-generation kit and tray management solution. Instead of using expensive and proprietary RFID tags, it uses industry standard 2D labels and ultra-high resolution imaging to detect all the contents in a tray in seconds. TraySafe can detect missing or expired items, but can also detect if items are misplaced in the tray – making the process faster and far safer.

“We are delighted to be working with LeeSar. They are known to be experts in hospital operations, efficiency and safety. Aethon has a long history of delivering software and hardware products to manage hospital pharmacy logistics. TraySafe is an extension of that expertise, and working with LeeSar is an ideal partnership for Aethon and our TraySafe product,” says Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon.

Aethon’s expertise in pharmacy logistics management is extensive. The MedEx suite of products and TUG autonomous mobile delivery robot currently manage four million medication deliveries per year. These products ensure safety and provide automation and chain-of-custody control of medication deliveries throughout the hospital.

About Aethon

Aethon automates Intralogistics™ in hospitals by delivering goods and supplies using its TUG® smart autonomous mobile robot and manages pharmacy logistics using MedEx™, a suite of software products used to track medication preparation and deliveries from the pharmacy. The newest product in the MedEx suite, TraySafe is a next-generation system that automates the replenishment of standard kits and trays. For more information, visit


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