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PrintoCent 10 is a major project for printed electronics in healthcare and well-being (photo: PrintoCent)

PrintoCent 10 commercialisation project focusses on health and well-being rapid tests

The PrintoCent 10 commercialisation project on health and well-being rapid tests has started with a notable company cluster. The PrintoCent10 project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is led by VTT together with the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and University of Oulu. The project was set up to activate companies within the field of printed intelligence and to manufacture rapid tests as well as to pilot them with real use cases.


The Counting Device from Faller (photo: August Faller KG)

August Faller Group presents smart packaging prototype “Counting Device”

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.


The properties of organic and printed electronics make the technology particularly interesting for the medical sector (photo: Messe München)

LOPEC 2018: Printed electronics moves into everyday life

From OLEDs to intelligent packaging: From 13 to 15 March, LOPEC in Munich showcased groundbreaking developments in flexible electronics. The LOPEC Conference provided important stimuli for application, research and development. The topic of well-being was a recurring theme throughout exhibition, conference and supporting programme.


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