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Digital therapy monitoring: Schreiner MediPharm to present smart packaging solution for vials
Tuesday 8 January 2019, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events

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Schreiner MediPharm’s trade fair presentation at Pharmapack 2019 in Paris will be fully focused on smart packaging solutions. On 6 and 7 February, the specialist for innovative labels and marking solutions based in Oberschleißheim, Germany, will showcase its latest product development in the field of digital therapy monitoring: The new “Smart Vial Kit” enables electronic tracking and monitoring of medication dispensing and intake.

Schreiner MediPharm’s innovative Smart Vial Kit is a multi-vial box covered with a cardboard layer of continuously numbered, perforated areas corresponding to the individual compartments. When the user opens a perforation at the starter tab the removal of the vial will be tracked by means of integrated, printed electronics.  For the purpose of tracking, data is generated in real time – such as the exact removal time, the compartment from which the vial was removed and the respective medication. All data is automatically stored in the smart packaging and can be read via a smartphone app using NFC (Near Field Communication) or Bluetooth and transmitted to a data platform for further analysis. As a result, the medication dispensed to a patient can be precisely tracked and monitored.

The Smart Vial Kit can be optionally complemented by temperature monitoring which is particularly important for temperature-sensitive, liquid substances such as biopharmaceuticals. Additionally, via the associated app, diverse information can be exchanged or a reminder function integrated. The Smart Vial Kit is well-suited for use in clinical trials: Due to the solution’s medication adherence monitoring capability, enhanced and more reliable data quality is achieved. Compared with conventional, manual monitoring, the digital tool reduces documentation requirements, provides greater flexibility in adapting trial designs and reduces the trial period before the new medicine is approved. The smart packaging technology is also adaptable to other primary containers such as syringes. Instead of cardboard boxes, blister packs containing several containers can be equipped with the technology as well.

Other product highlights to be showcased at Schreiner MediPharm’s trade fair booth will include the Smart Blister Pack for enhanced medication adherence by patients, an NFC label for digital authentication of autoinjectors, and UV and light protection labels for active ingredient protection of liquid medicines in glass containers.

The Smart Vial Kit (photo: Schreiner Group)
The Smart Vial Kit (photo: Schreiner Group)