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Improve therapy adherence using novel electronic patch

14 Apr 2015  | Wim De Geest

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Conceptual illustration of the MemoPatch

Conceptual illustration of the MemoPatch medical therapy adherence technology (Source: istock.com/jvh5)

To ensure maximum patient comfort, the total thickness of the patch is restricted by the battery dimension alone and is less than 2mm.

Pharmaceutical applications

The use of the patch is made as simple as possible. Just apply the self-adhesive patch to the skin 'Stick and Play.' There is no user interaction required beyond the application of the patch, no need to remember to charge the battery, no switching on or a need to programme the patch. Once it is in place, the patch is ready to do its job, operation starts automatically when applied to the skin thanks to an innovative proximity detection system.

MemoPatch can be fully pre-programmed during production with the right medication intake schedule uploaded to it. With this product, TheraSolve is positioning itself as a genuine medication adherence innovator and could play a key role in enhancing medical outcomes in the areas of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV, hepatitis C, oncology, post-transplantation and many others.

The technology at the heart of this unique medical wearable has been developed with the financial support of the Flemish Institute of Science and Technology (IWT). MemoPatch is now beyond the prototyping phase and is being validated in several scientific studies. TheraSolve has secured the interest of several international pharmaceutical companies for innovative applications of the patch Concurrently, volume production processes are being fine-tuned to allow for high-yield, large volume manufacturing of the device.

The company is investigating additional applications for its patch technology that will emerge through synergies with other technologies in future including those lying at the convergence between wireless and Internet of Things functionalities.


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