Robotics and automation give Mednow a competitive edge in digital pharmacy
The Vancouver-based startup, which uses a proprietary robotics system to sort and package medications, is set to expand on a national scale
Canada’s newest player in the online ordering-and-delivery pharmacy space is using automation and robotics to build a competitive edge in the country’s small but growing digital pharmacy market.
Vancouver-based Mednow Inc., which launched its virtual on-demand pharmacy services in British Columbia and Ontario last June, has set itself apart from its competitors with a proprietary robotic system that sorts and packages medications by dosage date and time.
Instead of a pharmacist counting pills and inspecting each blister pack for accuracy, the robotic system takes and analyzes pictures of every single pouch and flags any discrepancies.