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Pastillero inteligente para tomar la medicación a la hora y en las dosis establecidas

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOPT20161206001
Publicado:
23/12/2016
Caducidad:
23/12/2017
Resumen:
Una start-up portuguesa del sector de salud digital ofrece un pastillero inteligente que organiza toda la medicación en un solo espacio para facilitar a los pacientes la toma de medicamentos a la hora y en las dosis establecidas y prescritas por el médico, aumentando la eficiencia de los tratamientos y mejorando los programas con medicamentos. Actualmente no existe ningún otro pastillero en el mercado que combine seguimiento, protección de medicamentos, comodidad, conexión con farmacias, cuidadores, hospitales y familiares, soporte 24/7 y herramientas de cooperación entre los profesionales sanitarios. La empresa busca socios del sector médico (proveedores e investigadores) en Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, Japón, Singapur, Francia, Alemania, Italia y España con el fin de establecer acuerdos de comercialización, licencia, financiación, servicio y cooperación técnica.

Details

Tittle:
Smart Pill Dispenser to help patients taking their medication at the right time and dosage
Summary:
A Portuguese digital health start-up offers a Smart Pill Dispenser that organizes all the medication in one single space, delivering it to patients at the right time and dosage as prescribed by the doctor, thus increasing the efficiency of treatments and coping with medication plans. It looks for commercializing, licensing, financial, services and technical cooperation partners from the health industry (providers, researchers) from the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Description:
A Portuguese digital health start-up is offering a Smart Pill Dispenser designed to organize all the medication in one single space, delivering it to patients at the right time and dosage as prescribed by the doctor, thus increasing the efficiency of treatments and coping with medication plans. With audible and visual alarms, the dispenser delivers on the go and easy to use paunches which contain all the medication for a certain intake, which is prepared by healthcare professionals at the pharmacy and delivered directly to the patient´s house.

The Smart Pill Dispenser was created in order to solve a problem for the large majority of National Healthcare Systems - every year, National Healthcare Systems across the world lose a large amount of money due to the fact that 50% of people are not taking their pills as prescribed by their doctor. Therefore, the company conducted exhaustive research on the reasons that lead patients to be non-adherent to medication and targeted the following reasons:

- Lack of health literacy: therefore, the company´s team of pharmacists on call helps patients understanding and complying with their treatment 24/7
- Prescriptions are never filled: patients often fail in filling their prescription at the pharmacy, which is why the company is tracking prescriptions online and providing automatic refills
- Multi-medication management: for a chronic patient who takes many pills, medication mistakes are frequent, thus the company built pre-filled paunches which contain all the medication for every intake, prepared by the pharmacist
- Forgetfulness: in 70% of cases patients just forget to take their pills. That is why the company developed a smart pill dispenser with audible and visual alarms to alert patients at the right time
- Community: people often depend on their family or caregivers to comply with their treatment. The company connects with them to provide them with remote monitoring tools.

The company has a team of pharmacists available 24/7 to help patients going through their treatment, and connect to hospital and pharmacy software to gather all prescriptions in one same place and coordinate patient care. Also, it connects to closed ones and caregivers to provide them with a remote monitoring tool so that they can act on a preventive manner and know when patients are not taking their medication as prescribed.

Its market is global, as the problem of non-adherence to medication is common to all markets. Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, it also has offices in Boston, USA. Therefore, the company is looking to establish a commercial agreement with technical assistance (e.g. assembly, engineering, technical consultancy, quality control, maintenance), a financial agreement, a license agreement, a services agreement and/or a technical cooperation agreement (e.g. joint development, adaptation to specific needs, tests for new applications) with partners from the health industry such as hospitals and providers, payers (insurance companies, States), and other organizations such as clinical research institutes and pharmaceutical labs from the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Advantages and Innovations:
The Smart Pill Dispenser is a novelty in the market since there are no other pill dispensers that combine tracking, drug protection, convenience (on the go); connectivity with pharmacies, caregivers, hospitals, and family; guidance and support 24/7 and cooperation tools between all healthcare stakeholders. The product, while being designed for patients, represents a solid value proposition for payers, providers, pharmacies, manufacturers and other stakeholders in the health industry.
- Payers (insurance companies, self-insured employers, National Healthcare Systems) see in this product an opportunity to save money. By assuring patients comply with their treatment, they get better health outcomes, thus reducing the need for additional treatment, improving information quality for decision-making and being able to track down patient´s behavior regarding their medication
- Providers (hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, medical homes, other caregiving facilities) benefit from the solution by making sure patients follow the prescribed treatment and don´t need to return to the hospital, saving costs and improving their success rates. Also, pharmacists can develop a closer relation with their customers, preparing their medication, providing automatic refills, thus better managing their stocks and being able to charge additional fees for their services, increasing their income
- Pharmaceutical industry: assures the efficiency of the delivered treatments

By acquiring this solution, health entities experience a significant cost reduction, better health outcomes for patients, treatment efficiency, relevant data on patient behavior and compliance, remote monitoring tools and increased patient satisfaction. Patients find in the product a strong sense of peace of mind, as they have their medication managed, organized and dispensed to them without delays and mistakes, thus making it safer and easier to comply with their treatment and manage their condition.
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Trade Marks
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
The company has a provisional utility patent as well as a trademark.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The company is looking for partners in the following areas:
- Health insurance companies, Health State Departments, Pharmaceutical Companies, Hospitals / Other Healthcare providers and Pharmacies for access to market. These potential partners are asked to help the company to effectively penetrate the targeted markets and reach a large number of patients, by delivering and financing its solution
- Technology -Y- Communication Partners for Information Technology (IT) and local / global communication/Internet of Things (IoT) partnerships
- Research Institutes for Clinical validation

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Inventor
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
Portuguese
Spanish

Dissemination

Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, United States

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01002003 Electronic engineering
02005004 Empaquetado de materiales
06005003 Gestión de información sobre salud
06001015 Productos farmacéuticos / medicamentos
09001004 Tecnología eléctrica relacionada con la realización de medidas