May Scan: Competitive Intelligence, Pt. 1
Due to a considerable lack of published material after April 20 regarding automation or software for medication management in pharmacies (from Becton Dickinson, Parata/TCGRx, Swisslog, and ARxIUM), the research was only able to locate 1 news article. The article is regarding Becton Dickinson.
CME America Provides Update on Two Previously Announced Voluntary Recalls Related to Ambulatory Infusion Pumps and Sets
- Link to the source.
- CME America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Becton Dickinson, provided an update on two voluntary recalls it made previously.
- The recalls, concerning "BodyGuard® Infusion Pumps and Certain Lots of CMEAmerica BodyGuard® Microsets," have been classified as 'Class I' recalls by FDA.
- The company issued the update clarifying that CMEAmerica BodyGuard® Infusion Pumps were being pulled from the U.S. Market.
- The recalls were made on September 16 of previous year and January 6 of this year.
In order to find at least 10 news articles/press releases/media coverage/presentations concerning Becton Dickinson, Parata/TCGRx, Swisslog, and ARxIUM, the following set of strategies were employed. Please note that the scope of research was strictly limited to "automation or software for medication management in pharmacies" and the research was exhaustive.
The research was initiated by scanning the respective websites/newsrooms of Becton Dickinson, Parata/TCGRx, Swisslog, and ARxIUM. As the strategy was insufficient in locating the required slate of information, the research proceeded by scan-searching third party news collecting sources like Crunchbase, Google, and Yahoo! News. We also searched individually for presentations given by leaders from each of the given four companies.
The strategies employed during the research proved insufficient in finding 10 news articles/press releases/media coverage/presentations. This is evidently due to there being considerably less number of actual press releases and news articles published.