McKesson Corp. will sell its Pittsburgh-based Pharmacy Automation unit to investment firm Francisco Partners in San Francisco for an undisclosed sum.

McKesson in May 2013 announced that, as part of a realignment of its Technology Solutions division, it would divest the hospital pharmacy unit, which offers a range of robotic and information systems to automate in-house pharmacy units in hospitals and delivery systems. The retail pharmacy business within McKesson Automation is not part of the sale and remains with McKesson. The hospital business being sold serves about 1,000 hospitals in the United States and Canada.

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