Omnicell Buys Pandora Data Systems

Mountain View, CA-based Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL), a maker of systems that restrict and automate access to medications and anesthesia in hospitals, said today that it has acquired Pandora Data Systems of Scotts Valley, CA. Pandora makes software that analyzes hospital records to detect “medication diversion,” i.e. theft, and meet regulatory requirements. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Our partnership with the Omnicell team will allow us to continue our commitment to patient safety and help hospital systems meet the increasingly stringent requirements of the DEA,” Pandora CEO Jim Felich said in a statement.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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