The Patient Journey, Part 3: Medical Monitoring

In 1887 British physiologist Augustus Desiré Waller repurposed a desktop-sized capillary electrometer for use as the world’s first functional electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) device. Over a century later, a major consumer device manufacturer has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance as a class 2 medical device, making it the first consumer-oriented ECG device able to present the results directly to the consumer without first needing the review of a medical professional. It will not be the last.

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Pharmaceutical Packaging

For most of us, the most advanced feature we have encountered in our pharmaceutical packaging is the child safety lock cap. And while the safety cap is a necessary feature, there are many challenges that current packaging does not address. Current research and development efforts are looking at tackling some major issues affecting the pharmaceutical market.

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