Automatons The HUG pharmacy has two automatons that are unique in Switzerland: one for drug orders and the other for chemotherapies. This second item of equipment is able to prepare chemotherapies. It does not replace humans: it takes over from our chemist’s assistants in the pharmacy during the critical preparation phase. In a high-safety environment, our professionals handle toxic active ingredients and prepare pouches according to very strict customised protocols. This is the final step aiming to entirely secure the cancer treatment circuit, from the computerised prescription by your doctor to electronic verification at your bedside before administration.