With the smart packaging prototype of a "counting folding carton", the August Faller Group (Waldkirch, Germany) has designed an innovative packaging solution that can improve compliance and make it easier for patients to handle their medicines. The intelligent, interactive medicine packaging is equipped with a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons). With the development of smart packaging, the specialist for secondary packaging materials for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is taking account of the ongoing digitalisation in the e-health market and the growing interest in interactive packaging solutions.
American-based E Ink Holdings, a leading innovator of electronic ink technology and German LTS Lohmann-Therapie Systeme AG, leading in the development and manufacturing of transdermal therapeutic systems, announced their partnership to develop a “Smart Patch” prototype. The Smart Patch prototype is a transdermal therapeutic system (TTS) which delivers medication to patients in a convenient, controlled and comfortable manner and features an E Ink display to deliver and to convey relevant information about patch performance.
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) announced the development of its FULL ACTIVE FLEX display, which uses a plastic substrate for both sides of the liquid crystal layer, and its introduction into a 5.5in Full-HD LCD display for smartphone devices.