06210361 is referenced by 209 patents and cites 24 patents.

A bedside-pharmacy systen for the preparation and delivery of intravenous drugs. The system includes a liquid inlet for connection to a liquid supply, vial receptacles, and a liquid outlet for providing the intravenous drug in mixed, liquid form to the patient. The system may include a chamber having a variable volume, and a valve mechanism, which may be actuated to control flow between the liquid outlet, the variable-volume chamber, the vial receptacles and the liquid inlet. The system induces change in the volume of the variable-volume chamber and actuates the valve mechanism, so as to introduce liquid from the liquid inlet into the vials and reconstitute or dilute the drugs and so as to deliver the drugs to the patient. In a preferred embodiment, the liquid inlet, the vial receptacles, the variable-volume chamber, the liquid outlet and the valve mechanism (in other words, all components that come into contact with the liquid) are located in a disposable cassette, which may be received in a control unit. The system may include means for changing the chamber volume and actuating the valves so as to move the liquid repeatedly between a vial and the chamber. After the drug has been reconstituted, the system may cause the drug to be further diluted by providing an additional volume of liquid to be mixed with the drug. The system may further include a second chamber for delivery of the drug to the patient in precise quantities.

Title
System for delivering intravenous drugs
Application Number
9/137025
Publication Number
6210361 (B1)
Application Date
August 20, 1998
Publication Date
April 3, 2001
Inventor
Richard Lanigan
Concord
NH, US
Robert Manning
Pembroke
NH, US
William T Larkins
Manchester
NH, US
Jason A Demers
Manchester
NH, US
Kevin Grant
Manchester
NH, US
Dennis Gilbreath
Concord
NH, US
Marc A Mandro
Bow
NH, US
Charles M Grinnell
Groton
MA, US
Dean L Kamen
Bedford
NH, US
Agent
Bromberg & Sunstein
US
Assignee
Deka Products Partnership
NH, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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