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The Nancy E. Hyman Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Henrietta-based PharmAdva LLC, has donated 10 MedaCube devices to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center—a donation worth more than $15,000, officials said.
MedaCube devices help users stay compliant with medication doses by using advanced robotic and computer technology to both alert patients to take their medicine as well as sort the medicine itself, officials said. The devices are manufactured and marketed by PharmAdva.
“In light of the incredible sacrifices that veterans have made in defending our nation, making a donation to help these great heroes was clearly the right thing to do,” said Nancy Hyman, who attended the event. “In fact, my father was a World War II veteran, so the subject of veterans’ health is something that’s very important to me. It’s been very rewarding to work together with PharmAdva and with the VA to make this donation possible.”
MedaCubes were created in Rochester by Dr. Michel Berg at the University of Rochester.
“MedaCube provides a solution to the problems that many people—including veterans—have with taking pill-form medications exactly as prescribed by their physicians,” said Brad Hardaway, PharmAdva caregiver advocate. “Given this, we recognized very quickly that the MedaCube is a technology that can assist the veteran population.”
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