Swisslog Healthcare Partners with Memios to Distribute CleanStream® Automated Linen and Waste Removal System to US and Canadian Hospitals

Swisslog debuts enhanced hospital automation portfolio at the American Society of Healthcare Engineering Conference August 6-9

Denver, CO, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Swisslog Healthcare, a leading supplier of solutions for medication and supply chain management in healthcare, is expanding its portfolio to include the CleanStream Automated Linen and Waste Removal System by Memios Environmental Technologies. The two companies will enter into a partnership agreement being finalized in the course of August.

For hospitals struggling to control labor costs and minimize hospital acquired infections, automating the removal of waste and linen can make a dramatic impact. CleanStream Systems safely contain and rapidly transport solid waste materials through a totally sealed pipe network to a central collection area at 25 meters per second. That’s 37 times faster than human transport!

“When evaluating all of the automated trash and linen systems on the market, there is no question that CleanStream was a superior solution,” explains John Kennedy, Director of Automated Transport Solutions for Swisslog Healthcare. “Together with Memios, we look forward to delivering a more powerful, more reliable and more financially sound solution to our hospital clients.”

Today, CleanStream operates in some of the United States’ most noteworthy healthcare institutions, including Duke University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. For hospitals considering adding an automated trash and linen system, or converting their existing system to CleanStream, this partnership provides several benefits:

  • The industry’s largest service organization provides 24/7 support for both TransLogic® Pneumatic Tube Systems and CleanStream.
  • Hospitals, architects and general contractors can minimize complex vendor management activities through bundled proposals for new construction and renovation projects.
  • Providers who select both TransLogic and CleanStream for their facility can take advantage of best-available pricing for products and service.

“Complexity equals cost when it comes to vendor management and purchasing,” explains Kennedy. “Combining standard pneumatic tube systems with trash and linen handling systems will streamline these activities for providers.”

For Memios, the decision to partner with Swisslog Healthcare to distribute CleanStream was a simple one. “Swisslog has long been the market leader in pneumatic tube systems for hospitals,” explains Dan McKenzie, President of Memios. “Their strong market presence, combined with our shared dedication to quality and reliability, makes this an exceptional partnership.”

To learn more, visit or visit Swisslog booth 607 at the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Conference in Indianapolis, IN August 6-8.


About Swisslog Healthcare

Swisslog Healthcare is a leading supplier of services and solutions for material transportmedication management and supply chain management in healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed facility-wide and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. For more information, visit

Swisslog is a member of the KUKA group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions.


About Memios Environmental Technologies

Memios Environmental Technologies is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina and was established in 1999 as an environmental research and development company focused on automation engineering. They have over 75 years of expertise in the aerospace and automation industries and a vision to provide more reasonable solutions that solve complex societal issues related to waste management and energy inefficiencies.


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