Born in the Heart of the Minnesota Medical Valley
InstyMeds: Patient Focus + Minnesota Ingenuity
InstyMeds is located in a global epicenter of health innovation and care – Minnesota’s Medical Valley. The area is home to over 1,000 healthcare companies employing hundreds of thousands of people who impact the lives of billions worldwide.
Our story starts in 1999 with a frustrated caretaker for a patient. The caretaker was Dr. Ken Rosenblum who worked as an Emergency Room physician in Minneapolis. After taking his own child to an ER at night, Dr. Rosenblum needed to fill a prescription for amoxicillin, a common antibiotic.
Driving around in the middle of the night looking for an open pharmacy, he questioned why patients had to work so hard to get their medications.
Dr. Rosenblum believed that patients should be able to start taking medications immediately after seeing their providers. And he was determined to turn this vision into reality to improve the lives of patients at the time of greatest need.
He partnered with engineers, physicians and pharmacists to build what is now known as InstyMeds – the world’s most advanced, most tested, and safest automated dispensing system at the point of care.
We dispensed our first prescription to a patient in Minnesota in 2001. Since then InstyMeds has dispensed millions of prescriptions on three continents as we expand access to medications and help patients feel better faster!
4 Million prescriptions dispensed
First dispense at a VA Medical Center
First dispense in Europe
3 Million prescriptions dispensed
Primary Adherence Study in Journal of Clinico-Economics
First dispense in the Middle East
InstyMeds Accuracy Study by Betsy Flynn
2 Million prescriptions dispensed
First EMR interface (Epic)
1 Million prescriptions dispensed
100th dispenser installed in the US
InstyMeds receives first patent
First prescription dispensed to patient in Minnesota
Company founded by Dr. Ken Rosenblum
6501 City West Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55344
(M-F, 8am-5pm U.S. CST)