Schreiner and Aardex offer product combination for trial adherence

The product combination is designed to enhance compliance with the requirements and dosing regimens of the clinical trial protocols proposed by the FDA and the European Medicines Agency

To enhance therapy adherence in clinical trials, Schreiner MediPharm and Aardex Group are offering an electronic product combination for medication adherence monitoring enabling pharmaceutical companies to digitally monitor and manage medication intake of trial participants.

The therapy monitoring solution comprises smart medicine packaging linked to software. Schreiner MediPharm has developed smart blister packs for tablets and smart kit boxes for vials and syringes with sensor technology for this solution: Whenever a patient extracts a tablet from a cavity or removes a vial from a compartment real-time data are generated such as the time of removal, compartment from which the product is extracted and dose.

This is automatically stored and transmitted to a database via a smartphone app or reader. The electronic therapy management is completed by the matching data platform from Aardex. The company provides MEMS AS, a special platform enabling the visualisation and analysis of the data from the dosing history of the smart blister or smart kit box. The data may be shared with defined stakeholders.

The product combination is designed to enhance compliance with the requirements and dosing regimens of the clinical trial protocols proposed by the FDA and the European Medicines Agency. In addition, it enables the collection of data about patient behaviour that can be used for marketing strategies and other purposes.

“Our partnership with Aardex combines Schreiner MediPharm's unique smart packaging technology, which can be scaled up via roll-to-roll processes into large commercial volumes, with the necessary intelligence from Aardex. This cooperation will enable us to leverage the full potential of medication adherence in clinical trials and commercial environments. We look forward to supporting our customers with a complete solution and joint consultancy expertise,” said Stefan Wiedemann, Senior Director Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Schreiner MediPharm.

“All of Schreiner MediPharm’s smart package solutions are now compatible with the Aardex MEMS adherence software solutions to manage patient adherence in clinical trials. This partnership reinforces the position of the Aardex digital interface and back-end platform as a unique solution to collect, analyse, and manage medication adherence data in clinical trials. It is aligned with our strategy to open the Aardex digital platform to a variety of smart pharmaceutical packages and smart devices to cover all routes of drug administration,“ said Bernard Vrijens, Co-CEO & Scientific Lead of Aardex Group.

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