Field tests planned for automated syringe system

Intelligent Hospital Systems plans to release within a year-into two North American hospitals-a machine capable of filling intravenous bags and syringes. The Canadian medical device company said final testing of its Robotic IV Automation System (RIVA) was scheduled to begin in August. If testing goes as planned, the system will be ready for use at Winnipeg's St. Boniface General Hospital in early November.