Faller, a German-based player in packaging in the pharma industry is presenting three prototypes in line with the theme of smart packaging, all in keeping with the trade show motto “Innovation & Digitization” at 2018 Paris Pharmapack.The company’s folding boxes are designed to improve compliance and make it easier for patients to manage their medication. In addition, Faller is participating in the Innovation Gallery with its ELISA KIT BOX for packaging different kit components.
The intelligent, interactive drug packaging, developed by Faller in collaboration with MSC Technologies and the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg, is equipped with small e-paper displays and electronic controls (buttons).
The Smart Packaging prototypes
Prototype I, “Level Indicator”, is medication packaging for measuring levels. During measurement, the bottle remains in the packaging. The display on the outside of the packaging shows the level and reminds the patient in time to request a new prescription.
Packaging prototype II, “Counting Device”, features an electronic tablet- counting device. Here, the patient uses buttons on the packaging to confirm that he or she has taken their medication, which in turn reduces the tablet count. Once a minimum number of tablets has been reached, the display shows a message reminding the patient to renew their prescription.
Smart packaging prototype III, “Medical Prescription”, represents the pinnacle of intelligent packaging. Here, the box not only counts how many times the patient has taken his or her medication and reminds them of prescriptions. Thanks to an app developed in-house and Bluetooth, a doctor or pharmacist can also transfer the dosage instructions to the carton, while an integrated clock, an LED and an audible beep also remind the patient to take their medication at the right time.
ELISA Kit Box – the compact and flexible packaging for test reagents
The ELISA KIT BOX presented in the Innovation Gallery for the in-vitro diagnosis of autoimmune diseases is a foldable box with pre-glued inserts and uniform packing dimensions. The ELISA permits fast and flexible packaging of different kit components for Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) testing. The box’s intelligent, compact design optimally utilises the entire packaging area and enables the liquid kit components to be stored in space-saving manner in the refrigerator. The multifunctional cardboard packaging simplifies manual assembly from above and is ideal for very small series.