FLAVORx Inc. has spent two decades helping children's medicine go down a bit more easily.
The Columbia-based company, which makes solutions that add flavor to liquid drugs, offers its products in about 45,000 pharmacies. But the company has found pharmacists often lack the time to add the flavors.
Now the firm has released what it believes is breakthrough technology designed to save time while improving dispensing accuracy. The "FlavorMaster," billed as the first fully automated device of its kind, can add flavor as well as water to reconstitute powdered medicine.
The machine features touch-screen operation and compartments for water and about 15 flavors such...