Function: Smart Packaging

The packaging of the future is called "smart packaging". The most important feature here: The packaging "thinks for the patient". Through the use of integrated technologies, such as NFC chips, Bluetooth, LEDs or screens, these drug packages offer valuable additional functions that benefit consumers, manufacturers or physicians and clinics alike. To demonstrate the potential of smart packaging early, August Faller has developed various folding carton prototypes that visualize possible applications of interactive, intelligent packaging solutions.

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The Internet of Things (IOT) is also entering the pharmaceutical sector. ‘Smart packaging’ and wireless technologies such as RFID / NFC and Bluetooth can be used to establish new communication channels with the patient while simultaneously analysing data on their behaviour. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has already relaxed the regulations regarding leaflets for medicinal products and in some cases prescriptions can be ordered from the doctor online.

Intelligent, interactive drug packaging with integrated electronics can help patients handle their medication intake and improve compliance.

With smart technologies, you can offer patients supplements with real added-value and provide detailed, tailored information. Discover the world of smart packaging!

Smart Packaging
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Folding carton with NFC chip
Folding carton with NFC chip
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Folding box with integrated screen
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Folding box with integrated sound module
Folding box with integrated sound module
Sound module to e.g. assist the patient in understanding the intake of medication

Folding carton with digital connection to app via bluetooth

With the smart packaging prototype ‘Medical Prescription’, Faller has developed a digitised folding carton which supports patient compliance with regard to drug intake. The innovative packaging solution, which includes a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons), counts down the tablets, reminds the patient of the correct time to take them and alerts the patient when it is time to order a new prescription.

Folding carton with counting device for tablets and intelligent reminder to reorder a medical prescription

The intelligent, interactive medication packaging ‘Counting Device’ is equipped with a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons). The integrated counting device allows the user to confirm the medication intake at the push of a button. A warning is shown on the e-paper display as soon as the number of tablets runs short.

Folding carton with level indicator for liquids

With the ‘Level Indicator’, the August Faller Group has designed the prototype for innovative medication packaging that captures the level of a bottle of liquid medicine at the push of a button and delivers it to the patient via an integrated display. The intelligent, interactive packaging is equipped with a small e-paper display and electronic controls (buttons).

folding carton with temperature data logger

The miniature temperature data logger (68 x 26 x 3.5 mm) TT Sensor Plus2 can be attached directly to the packaging or placed alongside it. This enables the monitoring of every individual folding carton across a time period of three years - all thanks to a battery service life unique on the market to date. With the TT Sensor Plus™2 as a one-time solution, labour-intensive return processes and therefore additional costs can be avoided. Read more here...

Folding Carton with NFC-Chip

Near Field Communication is an enhancement of RFID Technology. In contrast to RFID there is one standard for all industries. The chip can be read with any smartphone (except iPhone) and used for marketing and security purposes. Every chip has a unique identifier and is therefore forgery proof.
The NFC technology is already in use for payment and authentification purposes.

Folding Carton with integrated video screen

Secondary pharmaceutical packaging offers a variety of options for supporting patient communication. Thus, for example, by means of a built-in screen videos on the correct intake or application of the drugs are considered. The patient can be provided with such important additional information that supports compliance, which, in contrast to written text, has a more effective impact.

Folding carton with integrated sound module

You are surely familiar from greeting cards with language modules integrated into the packaging. Then why not incorporate them in pharmaceutical packaging as well? The most important information on taking the medication, the contraindications and side effects can be conveniently read out loud for the blind, the visually impaired, and even the 98% of those who do not wish to read the leaflet.

Folding Carton with Medication Card

Pharmaceutical secondary packaging offers many possibilities for supporting patient communication. For example, a built-in screen can be used to watch videos on the proper intake or use of the medications. The patient can thus be provided with important information that also aids compliance, which is more effective than written text.

Folding Carton with Emergency QR

Via QR-Code the patient can register needy dependant relatives and who to call in case of emergency to ensure their proper care during his absence. In case of emergency the helpers can retrieve the information stating the security code and ensure that needy relatives are taken care of.


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