Palladio Group, a world leader in developing packaging solutions for pharmaceuticals , and E Ink® Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world, today announced PhutureMed, an advanced packaging solution specifically for pharmaceuticals. PhutureMed supports a number of features to monitor the quality of medicines shipped to patients and improve the adherence of patients to prescribed drug therapies. PhutureMed has an integrated E Ink display and sensors to constantly monitor the ambient conditions of the medication. The E Ink display shows the patient or customer any events that occur outside the required handling conditions, even if the batteries are completely drained. Patients and customers can be confident that the quality of the medication had not been compromised.
PhutureMed can also be programmed to record all accesses to the package providing a time log when the medication was taken by the patient. This vital information can be recalled, analyzed and shared with practitioners. This can remove any uncertainty by the patient about whether they have taken the medication at the required times.
PhutureMed is the result of collaboration between Palladio Group and E Ink. “We always had a vision to incorporate intelligence into our packaging solutions,” said Gabriele Iannizzotto, Palladio Corporate Product & Innovation Manager. “E Ink’s low power electronic ink technology was the only display product that provided a rugged, easily visible solution that could deliver the type of product we envisioned.”
“We have always believed that the unique features of E Ink’s electronic ink products enable new products that can only be developed using E Ink displays,” said Hui Lee, senior director for business development at E Ink. “We are very excited about our collaboration with Palladio Group. They are a leader in the pharmaceutical packaging field and this work will continue to diversify E Ink’s business into new markets with unique products. With the launch we look forward to engaging with customers to develop solutions to address their specific needs.”
The E Ink display module incorporated into the package has built-in temperature sensors, timer and activation triggers. Using the timers and sensors, the module records a log of all events that the package is exposed to during storage and usage. The unique properties of the E Ink display ensure that relevant information will continue to be displayed even in the event of complete loss of battery power. This provides confidence to the supplier and the patient that the medication has not been compromised. PhutureMed is presently at the prototype stage and is available for engagements with pharmaceutical companies.
About Palladio Group
Palladio is the result of a long and successful process started in Italy, almost 70 years ago. Palladio is the Leader for the Secondary Packaging Supplier and Service Provider for the Healthcare and Cosmetic Industry in Italy and one of the most interesting and dynamic companies in the International market. With its plants located in Italy, Ireland, Serbia, and Russia (opening soon) produce folding cartons, leaflets, booklets, labels and printed alu-foil for the largest pharma and cosmetic companies worldwide. Palladio is continually making a constant effort to improve, by offering innovative technological solutions and advanced concepts and services towards patient compliance to therapy.
Our optimum standards aim for nothing short of excellence, with a continuous effort to innovation and the total sustainability of all our processes.
About E Ink Holdings
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan's leading papermaking and printing group YFY (1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TW) has transformed and defined the eReader market with its ePaper technology, enabling a new multi-billion market in less than 10 years. Its corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences, and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications. Its EPD products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its FFS technologies are a standard for high end consumer electronic products. Listed in Taiwan's GreTai Securities Market and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of displays to the eReader market. For corporate information, please visit www.einkgroup.com ; for EPD information, please visit www.eink.com / tw.eink.com.
Mr Gabriele Iannizzotto, +39 0444 947111
Corporate Marketing & Innovation Manager
Jon Diaz, +1-415-694-6708