Schreiner MediPharm has combined its expertise in sophisticated specialty labels and integrated solutions with that of folding box manufacturer Edelmann—the result is the demo version of smart medicine packaging provided with the integrated digital features “BitSecure,” “NFC” and “Speech-Code.”
BitSecure for Product Authentication - The printed, digital security feature BitSecure is based on a high-resolution, random pattern whose delicate details are not discernible by the naked eye. In an attempt to copy the small random pattern with a size of just a few square millimeters, the printed image will suffer a loss in precision and optical details. The pattern can be authenticated quickly and flexibly on-site using a smartphone or handheld reader and analyzed by means of related software.
NFC Chip for Tamper Evidence - The closure seal with an NFC chip is a digital and, due to an additional void effect, also an analog form of tamper evidence: Before opening the seal for the first time, the user reads the NFC chip using a smartphone to receive confirmation of the product’s authenticity. If the seal is opened, the perforation cut through and the NFC chip read again, a warning on the smartphone will indicate that the packaging has previously been opened. This makes any tampering attempt clearly visible.
SpeechCode for Audio Assistance - With the digital “SpeechCode” (developed by the Austrian company of the same name) voice information can be read out via a colored 3D code by means of a smartphone app. The 3D code is generated similar to a QR code, but instead of a web link uses a stored encrypted text of up to two A4-size pages. When patients scan the code by means of a respective app, the stored text will be read to them. Speech-Code is an offline audio assistance, particularly for older people and persons with impaired vision or literacy problems.