CareFusion Buying Germany’s Rowa

7/5/11

San Diego-based CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) says it has agreed to pay roughly $150 million to acquire Rowa, a German company that makes robotic equipment used in pharmacies for high-speed storage and retrieval of pre-packaged pharmaceutical products. In a statement today, CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue calls Rowa “the clear pharmacy automation leader in Western Europe.” Combining Rowa with CareFusion’s Pyxis line of products represents an opportunity for the medical equipment provider to offer a comprehensive suite of medication management equipment outside the U.S. Rowa, based in Kelberg, Germany, has more than 300 employees.

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