Baxa to launch STAR Center for Professional Pharmacy and Cleanroom Training at ASHP annual meeting

June 23, 2006 — /PRNewswire/ — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Baxa Corporation will launch its STAR (Skills Training, Academics and Resources) Center at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Summer Meeting at Walt Disney World, June 25th through 28th, 2006. The STAR Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed for cleanroom and pharmacy practice demonstration, is located at the company’s world headquarters south of Denver, Colorado. Baxa Corporation built the STAR Center to provide professional education on pharmacy practice, cleanroom principles and compliance to regulatory requirements.

The first class in the STAR Center, Compliance Tools and Aseptic Certification for USP < 797 >, will take place in September 2006. The ACPE certified training targets pharmacy and IV managers, but will educate all personnel who compound sterile products on implementing cleanroom principles and practices that comply with USP 797 and industry best practice. Topics include cleanroom physical design and layout, engineering controls and airflow science, media fill testing and principles associated with work flow, staff training, cleaning, monitoring, validation and documentation.

“The ASHP launch,” notes Pete Campanella PharmaD, Baxa Director of Professional Services, “gives us the opportunity to talk with more than 5,000 pharmacy professionals about the STAR Center and its pharmacy training for peak performance.” Participants in this 2-1/2 day STAR Center training course will get practical, hands-on experience with pharmacy and cleanroom equipment, as well as documentation and procedural guidelines to use in their own facilities. Visitors to Baxa booth number 729 at ASHP can sign up to win free tuition for an upcoming STAR Center training class.

Baxa Corporation is sponsoring the STAR Center to further best practices in hospital pharmacy. The STAR Center brings together professional and industry partners to provide participants with a range of experience in equipment, technology and design. Tuition charged for STAR Center training covers the cost of providing participant meals and training materials, ACPE accreditation and professional speakers’ fees. Future class offerings will be determined through professional interest and facility requirements.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at

About the STAR Center

The STAR Center is a state-of-the-art cleanroom, pharmacy and training facility located at the Baxa world headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The center was purpose-built to support training in aseptic technique, pharmacy workflow and practice, cleanroom design and maintenance and USP < 797 > compliance among other topics. Classes will be taught by industry recognized subject matter experts. Further information is available at


Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
Email: [email protected]

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: [email protected]

Source: Baxa Corporation

CONTACT: Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing of Baxa Corporation,
+1-800-567-2292, ext. 2157, or +1-303-617-2157, [email protected]; or
Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR of Absolutely Public Relations, +1-303-984-9801,
+1-303-669-3558, [email protected], for Baxa Corporation

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