Your partner for patient-specific pouch-packaging

Higher patient safety thanks to optimized medication dispensing

Our solutions help to increase adherence by offering greater patient convenience and improve the efficiency of the production of individual pouches at the same time.

BD Rowa offers a comprehensive portfolio for patient-specific pouch-packaging BD Rowa offers a comprehensive portfolio for patient-specific pouch-packaging
BD Rowa offers a comprehensive portfolio for patient-specific pouch-packaging

Innovative solutions for automated medication management

  • High-quality, safe, and cost-effective secondary pouch packaging of solid, orally administered medications
  • Increased patient safety thanks to low error rate, GMP compliance, and automated final check
  • Reduction of error rate from 1:50 (manual process) to 1:1 million (automated in GMP environment)*
  • Improved production efficiency thanks to low production costs per pouch and reliable processes

Automated medication packaging with BD Rowa

From incoming goods and the storage of goods, to the blister packaging of goods right up to the final checks and order picking of the pouch rolls.

Solutions for the entire production process

Low production costs

The high degree of automation and a minimized error rate allow a low personnel key. The augmented production speed also contributes to cost reduction.

High safety standards

BD Rowa™ Dose impresses with its low error rate and therefore ensures higher patient safety when used in combination with the ZiuZ ApolloZ checking device. An analytics dashboard allows error analysis during the final check.

Integrated approach

The BD Rowa™ Smart Dose software forms the basis for the entire production process for the pouches from the deblistering to the finished pouch and final check.

Questions for BD Rowa™

The BD Rowa™ Dose system impresses with its low error rate and corresponds to the GMP criteria. The use of the ZiuZ ApolloZ ensures checking of the produced blister pouches.

We don’t just sell systems; we also help you plan your entire workflow. Our solution designers will help you implement the GMP criteria.

The foil is certified for the Green Dot and can be returned to the recycling loop by the end consumer via the dual system.

BD Rowa™ Dose is the only system on the market to work with a bidirectional interface. This allows it to be connected up to other systems.

News from the market


Survey with 750 subjects - great potential for pouches

BD Rowa asked the Germans: "What do you think of individual pouches?" The results show that this service is seen as a strong added value and that the respondents are willing to pay for this extra service.


COVID-19 – impact on pharmacies

The pandemic changed the behavior of many people around the world. This affected the health care sector including retail. Offering new services and technologies to the customers means to save the future of the retail pharmacy. Pouch packaging could be one of these new services.


Medication pouches made of bioplastics – is that possible?

Manufacturers of pouch packaging machines see it as their responsibility to fulfill the aspect of sustainability.

* Sources: Thürmann P, Jaehde U. Abschlussbericht zum Projekt: Arzneimitteltherapiesicherheit in Alten- und Pflegeheimen; Querschnittsanalyse und Machbarkeit eines multidisziplinären Ansatzes [online]. 01.2010 [accessed: 05.03.2019]; Lauterbach KW, Lüngen M, Gerber A, Kohaupt I, Büscher G. Quantifizierung der Fehlwurfrate beim Stellen fester oraler Darreichungsformen in drei Pflegeheimen: Endfassung. Köln: Institut für Gesundheitsökonomie und Klinische Epidemiologie; 2007; Kohaupt M. Untersuchung der Sicherheit beim Stellen von Arzneimitteln in deutschen Pflegeheimen [Dissertation]. Köln: Universität; 2011.

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