BD acquires MedKeeper to offer cloud-based, connected pharmacy software

BD on Thursday said it acquired MedKeeper, a provider of modern, cloud-based pharmacy management applications.

The acquisition adds to the Franklin Lakes-based company’s recent growth in high-technology pharmacy solutions and further accelerates its commitment to smart, connected care.

MedKeeper strategically complements BD’s existing presence in the pharmacy — where the company has pioneered solutions in compounding, logistics workflow, controlled substance management and inventory optimization.

MedKeeper’s platform will become part of the BD’s existing portfolio of connected medication management capabilities. By combining MedKeeper’s platform with BD’s broad technology expertise, the companies will work to optimize the preparation of compounded medications.

“Preparing the right dose for patients requires a combination of factors — including personnel, training and compliance. Pharmacy leaders require IV workflow management technology that is personalized to their needs and works within their environment,” Mike Garrison, worldwide president of medication management solutions at BD, stated. “Adding MedKeeper to our portfolio will enable us to offer our customers easy to use, customizable solutions that make meaningful and incremental progress in IV workflow management.”

BD (also known as Becton, Dickinson and Co.) and MedKeeper will work to provide customers with flexibility and capabilities in meeting industry standards for preparing compounded medications, incorporating the latest regulatory guidance.