Medication compliance is a major problem. Some patients do not take their medications; others take too much and abuse medications. The WHO estimates 50% of medicines for chronic conditions are not taken as prescribed. This offers the biggest potential improvement in disease outcomes. Drugs with addictive factors or street value pose additional problems since they may be passed to friends, sold on or stock piled. This is a particular issue with pain killers and sedatives.
The company has developed a prototype ‘closed loop’ hardware-software combination system that incorporates fully flexible printable electronics into medication blister folds such that the “when” and “where” of each pill pop are logged. This information then empowers the clinician with metadata on drug usage to decide on the appropriateness of repeat prescription. The software can also help encourage compliance.
The company is seeking to co-design with patients and clinicians a laboratory scale evaluation product and demonstrate clinical utility and effectiveness. The company’s core internal expertise in digital and small scale prototype printable electronics, but seeks partners with expertise pharmacy scale medication dispensing access, clinical insights and manufacturing scale up.
The company is seeking to co-design with healthcare providers, clinicians and patients on a laboratory -cale evaluation product and demonstrate clinical utility and effectiveness. The company’s core expertise lies in digital and small scale prototype printable electronics, but seeks partners with access to pharmacy-scale medication, clinical insights and scale-up manufacturing.