When pharmaceutical packages sound an alarm or food cartons measure the temperature, printed electronics are involved. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the PE industry in Munich, Germany, will provide information on next generation packaging from 19-21 March 2019.
Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labelling solutions for over 65 years, working in conjunction with the Dutch technology company ECCT (Experts in Communications & Connectivity Technology), has developed a smart blister pack for a global pharmaceutical corporation to enhance medication adherence by clinical trial participants. The introduction of this innovative electronic tool for managing and tracking processes during clinical trials is expected to mark a milestone for this global group of companies.
Intelligent, interactive pharmaceutical packaging with integrated electronics can improve compliance and help patients handle their medication intake more easily. With the Smart Packaging prototype “Medical Prescription”, AUGUST FALLER GmbH & Co. KG (Waldkirch, Germany) has developed a digitised folding carton which supports patient compliance with regard to medication intake. The innovative packaging solution, which includes a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons), counts down the tablets, reminds the patient of the correct time to take them and alerts the patient when it is time to order a new prescription. The special trick: With the help of an app developed in-house and via Bluetooth, doctors or pharmacists can transfer the individual dosage instructions onto the folding carton.