Swisslog Healthcare, a supplier of medication supply chain solutions and services, has acquired Talyst Systems, LLC, a pharmacy automation solution for hospitals and long-term care facilities. For Swisslog Healthcare, this acquisition creates an unmatched portfolio of inpatient and outpatient pharmacy solutions that transforms health systems’ performance. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Talyst’s AutoCarousel, AutoPack and AutoSecure Storage Solutions represents the best-of-breed in current generation pharmacy automation technologies to provide greater inventory control, enhanced workflow efficiency and improved patient safety.
As part of the acquisition, the Talyst executive team, along with the rest of the company, will join the Swisslog Healthcare organization. Talyst CEO and Chairman of the Board, Carla Corkern, has elected to pursue other opportunities. The Talyst Seattle-area headquarters will become an important technology, product and business development hub for Swisslog Healthcare North America. Swisslog Healthcare is building a new state-of-the-art North America manufacturing facility and US headquarters in the Denver-Boulder area, which is planned for occupation in early 2018.
“Swisslog Healthcare and Talyst are well known for developing innovative automation and software solutions,” said Swisslog Healthcare CEO Stephan Sonderegger, in a statement. “The two companies share a similar mission and vision and the Talyst portfolio of enterprise software and pharmacy automation products completes Swisslog Healthcare’s pharmacy automation offering in North America. This acquisition adds critical components to our solutions strategy of providing customers with end-to-end integration for the medication supply chain across the continuum of care.”
“Swisslog Healthcare and Talyst customers will benefit from a total inpatient pharmacy automation offering with the Swisslog transport automation portfolio of pneumatic tube systems installed in 2,300 hospitals in North America. The acquisition expands our product offerings which, combined with our manufacturing expertise and extensive field service network, gives health systems unprecedented access to a complete solution including data analytics, pharmacy automation and transport automation,” notes Sonderegger. “Our respective customers will benefit from a compelling technology and services road map that leverages the extensive resources and capabilities of the combined companies.”
Swisslog has installed facility-wide and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals. The company offers integrated solutions from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service.