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Schreiner MediPharm and PragmatIC Announce Strategic Partnership for Smart Pharma Labels

Friday, December 06, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

New RFID-Labels ideal for broad array of pharmaceutical products and medical devices

Blauvelt, N.Y. – Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions for over 65 years, and PragmatIC, a world leader in low cost flexible electronics, are partnering to provide manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices with a more extensive portfolio of cost-efficient smart labels. The new RFID-Labels feature a flexible electronic chip embedded in Schreiner MediPharm’s functional labels.

Unlike conventional silicon chips, the chips from PragmatIC’s ConnectIC® family are extremely thin and flexible, and can be embedded into a variety of substrates. This makes the solution particularly suitable for containers such as vials and small syringes that typically have very small radius of curvatures.

The use of label-integrated RFID technology enables secure identification, traceability and authentication of devices or pharmaceuticals according to the key-lock principle. Like all Schreiner MediPharm solutions, the labels are customized for application to the respective primary containers, packaging or devices to enhance ease of use and safety.

“Until now, conventional RFID/NFC solutions have mainly been utilized in high-value use cases. Due to the cooperation with PragmatIC, we are now able to offer attractively priced, smart pharma labels even for high-volume and low-cost medicines,” said Dr. Thomas Schweizer, President of Schreiner MediPharm.

"Schreiner MediPharm’s label and industry expertise combined with our products is set to accelerate the deployment of RFID-based digital solutions in the healthcare sector,” commented Scott White, CEO of PragmatIC. “We are really pleased to see adoption of our technology by leading global suppliers like Schreiner MediPharm and look forward to working closely with them to develop new use cases for their products.”

The new smart pharma labels from Schreiner MediPharm and PragmatIC are suitable for e.g. primary packaging and devices.


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