Steven Bagshaw, Marketing Executive, Centre for Process Innovation
Printable electronics offers the potential to add functionality to everyday objects in form factors that would be difficult in conventional technologies.
The pharmaceutical industry in particular is recognising the value offered by thin, flexible functionality that can be incorporated into products or packaging to improve supply chain monitoring and the delivery of healthcare related products.
The presentation will talk about a recently concluded case study in which GSK & AZ worked alongside CPI to develop a smart pharmaceutical label which allows for conditional monitoring of pharmaceuticals within the supply chain.
The prototype label has been tested in real time and provides data on temperature & humidity. Further iterations of the label have included other environmental factors, seeking to address commonly occurring issues within the supply chain.
Within the presentation Steven will talk about the common challenges and trends in which companies face in the scale up of their smart electronic packaging innovations. Success stories and learnings will both be shared, whether that be the underpinning science and the commercial viability of the application, or compliance obstacles from the user, to issues on process repeatability and supply chain readiness to name a few.