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International Medical Industries — Innovation in Secure Drug Delivery

Increase pharmacy productivity and safety with economical, American-made devices designed to advance the safety and security of your drug products and ultimately your patients.

Company Background

Founded in 1967 and exclusively devoted to the needs of the compounding pharmacist, at IMI creating products for the compounding pharmacist is our sole focus. As a result, our customers experience the quality, service, and value that only a specialized partner can offer. Through our partnerships with compounding professionals, we continue to advance our devices to serve the healthcare community. From new product developments to customized packaging configurations IMI’s customer-focused ethos and superior engineering capabilities allow us to be responsive to the needs of our partners and customers. Our capabilities and highly trained teams are the reasons we have remained the industry standard for tamperevident cap technology and how we continue to deliver customer-focused products to enhance pharmacy productivity, safety, and security. All IMI products are manufactured in the United States at our FDA-registered, ISO 13485-certified facility under the strictest quality standards.

Product Overview
• Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Caps
Compounded preparations are at their greatest risk when they leave the custody of your pharmacy. The benefits of tamper-evident products to address this risk have been recognized within the standards and guidelines of multiple influential organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the FDA. Tamper-evident products increase overall accountability in the chain of custody of mediation, maintain sterility, prevent leakage, ensure patients receive the full intended dose, and reduce the risk of contamination. Experts agree that the use of tamper-evident products increases the confidence of pharmacies, health care workers, and patients. IMI’s Prep-Lock™ line of products provide high-value, high-quality, tamper-evident closures devices for a variety of drug delivery containers, including I.V., enteral and oral syringes, medication cassettes, and I.V. bags
• Prep-Lock Tamper Evident Caps Featuring RFID 
RFID Technology continues to garner adherents in hospital pharmacy systems. The technology enables real-time scanning that optimizes inventory management, efficiency, and medication safety while creating quantifiable pharmaceutical supply chain benefits by providing item level inventory visibility down to NDC and lot. Recognizing the advantages that RFID technology presents, IMI joined the industry consortium UnitVisID to help increase the interoperability, quality, and performance of RFIDtagged products. Tamper-evident caps with incorporated UnitVisID RFID provide a labor-reducing solution to adding RFID to your drug doses. With a simple twist of a syringe, your CSPs are equipped with renowned tamperevident protection and robust analytic capabilities provided by compatible RFID systems. These two powerful technologies, in combination, enhance workflow efficiencies, eliminate time-consuming manual inventory control processes, provide assistance with growing regulatory demand, and supply a comprehensive strategy to prevent, detect, and resolve drug diversion events. In addition, by incorporating RFID technology into IMI’s Industryleading Tamper Evident Caps, facilities can significantly reduce their cost of RFID implementation with little time-to-live and minimal staff investment, procedural changes, or capital investments.
• Prep-Lock Tamper Evident Additive Port Caps
The tamper-evident additive port cap provides remarkable protection, and protocol assurance to the medication ports of a variety of I.V. bags, including Baxter, B. Braun, Fresenius Kabi, and more. The simple one-handed installation and considerable contributions to the integrity of I.V. compounds have gained acclaim with pharmacists and healthcare professionals. “I find their products to be the best on the market in terms of the device itself, the functionality, and the securement,” says Neil Colby, RPh, director of infusion pharmacy services CDRX infusion. These products extend the intention of USP <797> from pharmacy to patient by providing last mile security that strengthens pharmacist and HCP confidence and reduces risk of contamination and diversion

     “I find their [tamper-evident] products to be the best on the market in terms of the device itself, the functionality, and the
            — Neil Colby, RPh, Director of Infusion Pharmacy Services, CDRX Infusion

Additional Product Lines

IMI manufactures a variety of high-quality devices for the compounding pharmacist including: Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Caps, Prep-Seal™ Caps and Plugs, Prep-Fill™ Sterile Connectors, Rx-Vent™ Filtered Venting Needles, Rx-Tract™ Aspirating Needles.

Trade Shows/Meetings Attended
IMI regularly participates at a variety of industry trade shows and conferences including:
• American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists (ASHP)
• European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)
• National Pharmacy Purchasing Association (NPPA)
• International Health Facility Diversion Association (IHFDA)
• Hospital Pharmacy Conference (Health Connect Partners)
• Visit the event website or contact IMI for dates and booth numbers.

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