At AIS Healthcare Ophthalmics, we are committed to providing medications that help patients thrive. At our two state-of-the-art, fully redundant 503A specialty compounding pharmacies in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and Dallas, Texas, we take extra steps and make extra investments to produce patient-specific prescriptions of the highest quality and sterility.
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Inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state boards of pharmacy
critical, custom and affordable ophthalmics formulations available
unique prescriptions filled*
*Total unique prescriptions filled since 2015 at the Hunt Valley location
|AIS Healthcare quality standard||USP <797> guidelines|
|Our USP-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients all come from FDA-registered manufacturers and are tested by third-party, independent labs for potency||Just requires packages of bulk ingredients to be compliant with their USP monographs|
|Compounding done only by licensed pharmacists||Compounder not required to be licensed pharmacist|
|All OPDrops formulations are prepared by a licensed pharmacist and tested by a third-party, independent lab for sterility, potency and particulate matter.||No specific guidelines|
|All ISO-classified environments are certified by a third party every three months||Only two certifications required per year|
|Four independent cleanroom certifications per year||Only two required per year|
|Non-viable particle count done 12 times per year; combined viable air and surface sampling done no fewer than 50 times per year||Non-viable particle count and viable air sampling required twice per year; surface sampling required periodically|
Throughout the entire compounding process, our independent internal quality department reviews our work and methods to help us continually improve safety and quality. This team reports directly to our CEO and CQO. We also work with industry leaders to help us find new ways to advance quality throughout our facilities.
AIS Healthcare’s state-of-the-art 503A compounding pharmacies have been designed and upgraded to support our industry-leading quality standards. We use custom equipment and our facilities are staffed by highly trained pharmacists and technicians.
Our quality and sterility processes have been designed in close collaboration with industry experts, and are regularly reexamined to find any areas of potential improvement. We’ve made all these investments to deliver medications of the highest possible quality to all the patients and providers we serve.
With licenses in place or pending in all 50 states, we are growing to serve patients and providers across the country.
Our pharmacy has multiple controlled rooms that exceed the required ISO standards for cleanliness and air quality. All ISO-classified environments are certified by a third party every three months, twice as frequently as industry requirements, giving patients and providers even more confidence in the quality and sterility of our medications.
The internal pharmacy environments were constructed without wood or other non-cleanable surfaces. This allows every cleaning and disinfecting we complete to be on non-porous, easily cleanable surfaces, not just in the controlled cleanroom environments but in the surrounding areas as well. Even though it is not used for compounding, all water coming into the facilities goes through deionization, reverse osmosis, multiple carbon and sediment filters and UV light to achieve the highest possible purity and limit the introduction of bioburdens anywhere in the pharmacy. Backup water treatment ensures a constant flow of purified water for the operation of our facilities. We also have medical-grade air systems that run air through seven different filters before it is used for terminal sterilization (currently in development) and filter integrity testing.
AIS Healthcare uses ISMP best practices for safety, including review by one pharmacist and two technicians to reduce the chance of human error.
In addition to faxed written prescriptions sent to the AIS Healthcare office, physicians can place orders through their EHR systems or use the e-prescribing portal on our DEA-compliant EHR (MyAIS Connect) to print and sign prescriptions or submit them electronically. In addition, our central data storage system keeps data safe and allows it to be retrieved whenever it’s needed.
The pharmacy has an automated facility management system that goes above industry standards to help us maintain optimal internal temperature, air pressure and humidity. In the event of a power outage, the building has generators and redundant units to maintain temperature, water and steam generation, helping us ensure patients get the medications they need even during an emergency.
A Center of Excellence in ophthalmology compounding, our pharmacy works to promote clinical excellence here and throughout the country. We conduct onsite training and invite physicians to our facility for ongoing education programs.