First DataBank partners with unique medication management provider

Protomed, the world's first provider of a total medication management platform catering for both liquid and solid medications, has signed an agreement with drug knowledge base and clinical decision support provider First DataBank (FDB). Protomed and FDB have signed a contract in which FDB will provide its Multilex Drug Data File (Multilex DDF) to enable safer and easier identification of medications within Protomed’s Biodose™ Total Medication Management System (ToMM®).

Biodose™ is a monitored dosage system which is designed for use by hospitals, care homes, domiciliary care and PCTs delivered through pharmacies. Patient details such as name and date of birth are stored on the product's software, along with a list of the patient's current medication which is compiled using Multilex DDF. The patient's information and medication details are then displayed on unique medication storage pods and backed up by medication administration records showing images of the drugs.

The consistent format in which Multilex DDF displays the medication names makes it easier for healthcare professionals to identify which medication is stored in the pod. This makes the process potentially safer by reducing the risk of selecting the wrong medication.

Norman Niven, CEO of Protomed commented "The use of the Multilex Drug Data File gives us the most up to date and complete drug data which in conjunction with the Biodose system enables the Pharmacy to provide the best service to its customers."

Darren Nichols, Managing Director, FDB comments "Biodose is an innovative development in medication management which demonstrates an interesting use of the Multilex Drug Data File. We hope to see this use evolve as Protomed continues to add to its product portfolio."

About First DataBank
First DataBank (FDB) is the UK's leading provider of drug knowledge bases and active clinical decision support. With over 30 years' experience of maintaining, developing and integrating drug knowledge bases across the entire healthcare spectrum, FDB has unrivalled expertise and knowledge in this specialist field. NHS Connecting for Health has chosen FDB to provide drug-related clinical decision support.

Patient safety is the driving force behind our business. Through the effective integration of our products into clinical systems, we enable safer prescribing, dispensing and administration.

Our Multilex Drug Data File - the UK's most comprehensive and widely used drug knowledge base - is in daily use by thousands of healthcare professionals in the UK.

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About Protomed
Based in Manchester, UK, Protomed Ltd is a pharmaceutical design company specialising in the development of medication management and drug packaging systems.

Rapidly expanding, with a pipeline of exciting new products, Protomed is the company behind the groundbreaking Biodose™ Total Medication Management System (ToMM™).

Protomed's aim is to provide simple answers to difficult questions - elegant solutions that provide leading edge technology whilst setting new benchmarks in usability, safety, and value. Protomed invests in improving patient's quality of life across the healthcare spectrum with a level of design and innovation that truly befits the world we now live in.