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URL Information Mediary Corp Joins Medopad GlobalDigital Health Platform Oct 22 2018
London, UK and Ottawa, Canada – 22 October 2018 – Medopad, a health technology company with partners such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Tencent, is today announcing partnerships with leading health tech companies, including Medtronic(NYSE:MDT), Information Mediary Corp. and FibriCheck, to unite the fragmented digitalhealth ecosystem. Medopad aims to partner with the world’s top mobile health companies and clinicians who can tailor solutions and treatments to the needs of every patient with rare and chronic diseases.
Despite mounting evidence, amassed for more than four decades, poor adherence to medications still affects approximately half of the population that receives prescriptions, leading to severe health complications, premature deaths, and an increased use of healthcare services.
  • Poor adherence is estimated to contribute to nearly 200 000 premature deaths in Europe per year. Patients with chronic diseases are particularly vulnerable to poor health outcomes if they do not adhere to their medications. Mortality rates for patients with diabetes and heart disease who don’t adhere are nearly twice as high as for those who do adhere.

  • It is estimated to cost EUR 125 billion in Europe and USD 105 billion in the United States per year in avoidable hospitalisations, emergency care, and outpatient visits.

  • The three most prevalent chronic conditions – diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia – stand out as the diseases with the highest avoidable costs, for which every extra USD spent on medications for patients who do adhere can generate between USD 3 to 13 in savings on avoidable emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalisations alone.

  • The prevalence of medication non-adherence varies considerably across conditions and patient groups. Most of the studies used different assessment methods making it difficult to compare adherence rates across health systems. Overall, among patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia:

  • 4 to 31% of patients never fill their first prescription;

  • of those who do fill their first prescription, only 50 to 70% are taking their medications regularly (i.e. at least 80% of the time); and

  • less than half of these patients are still continuing to take their medications within two years of the initial prescription.
URL RE: Input on S.2680 Opioid Crisis Response Act April 19 2018
Dear Senator Alexander:
We are encouraged by your concern and drive in resolving the Opioid addiction epidemic which is ruining so many lives across our country. Opioid addiction touches so many families in a horrific way. We support your inclusion of unit dose blister packaging as part of your Senate Bill 2680 whereby you are seeking to “Clarify FDA Packaging Authorities” in the amending of Section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355-1 (e). by the addition of:
URL IMC’s Smart Blister Packs are Key Tool in Adherence Packaging May 31 2017
Information Mediary Corp. (IMC),  Ottawa, ON, has developed technology that allows all of the stakeholders to monitor the usage of these medications. With more than a million units sold to date and new products on the way, including IMC’s Med-ic smart blister packs and syringe packs, IMC is poised to help improve the health of patients.
URL Recognizing Canadian excellence in printable and flexible electronics. May 26 2017
The winner for CPES2017 Product Innovation Award is Information Mediary Corp. of Ottawa, ON. IMC manufactures award-winning intelligent devices to address the global problem of poor patient adherence to prescription medication. The American National Pharmaceutical Council estimates the cost for non-adherence adds more than US$400 billion to the U.S. health care system alone. Canada, too, faces comparable challenges with patient adherence.
Compliance Package of the Year goes to Merck’s Zepatier May 18 2017
Information Mediary’s syringe pack addresses a growing need in the biopharma industry: packaging patient-administered parenteral drugs. By packaging a pair of syringes in an electronically equipped container, the date and time of administration can be recorded; the package also provides guidance on how the dose should be administered.
URL 2016 HCPC Innovative Design Award: Med-ic Syringe Pack equipped with Med-ic ECM (Electronic Compliance Monitor) Technology May 8 2017
For the third time, Ottawa based smart packaging and printed electronics developer Information Mediary Corp (IMC) has been awarded the prestigious "Package of the Year Award" by the influential HCPC organization at this year's annual RxAdherence event.
URL Is the 'Digital Pill' an Invasion of Privacy? December 03 2015
NYU bioethicist Arthur Caplan says he can imagine a judge using Proteus to enforce medication as part of a sentence: miss a pill, and your parole is revoked. "The temptation in the legal system to say, 'I can monitor you and make sure you're not a threat' is going to be huge," Caplan says. "Maybe that's good, maybe it's bad, but it's a different world than saying I consent to taking these pills." Those court orders are rare at the moment, since there’s no way to ensure a patient is taking medication outside of a controlled treatment facility — but as pill-tracking becomes easier, those measures could become much more common.
URL How can Med-ic® help with the phase 2 go/no go decision? December 18 2014
Med-ic is a medication event monitoring system in the form of a smart blister package. As an add-on to a phase 2 clinical trial, Med-ic-generated data can be highly effective in the post-hoc analyses leading up to the go/no go decision regarding a move to phase 3. Once the phase 2 objectives of establishing safety and tolerability, determining dose range, and possibly noting early signs of efficacy have been achieved, a decision to move to phase 3 involves the commitment of considerable resources.
URL New Electronic Compliance Monitoring Blister Pack June 13 2013
The new Ecoslide-RX® with integrated Med-ic® technology made its debut April 21 at the 2013 Global Clinical Supplies Conference in New Mexico. The package is senior friendly and child-resistant (F=1). Ideal for clinical trials where dosing data should be precisely recorded, Ecoslide-RX with Med-ic incorporates an electronic module and printed sensor grid inside the package, both of which are invisible to the patient. The hidden technology records the time, date and location when a dose is removed from the blister package.
URL Critical Aspects of Clinical Trial Packaging April 26 2012
Information Mediary's Med-ic used by a major Pharma company for large-scale Phase III clinical trial incorporating electronic blister packaging.
URL Azithromycin for Prevention of Exacerbations of COPD August 25 2011
Acute exacerbations adversely affect patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Macrolide antibiotics benefit patients with a variety of inflammatory airway diseases.
URL Log-ic RFID Temperature Loggers receive USDA approval May 19 2008
RFID technology to be presented at Free Coldchain Seminar at Thaifex 2008 May 22 & 23 The Log-ic ThermAssure RF and Log-ic ThermProbeRF (on the web: have been added to the “USDA Treatment Manual, Appendix H, as Portable Temperature Recorder Equipment for Warehouse Applications”, according to USDA’s Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST). It may take several months for the information to show up in the manual, however, the devices can be used immediately.
URL Log-ic Temperature Sensor Receives EN12830 Certification January 30 2008
World's Most Accurate Wireless Temperature Logger tracks up to 16 Million Measurements in Pharmaceutical, Vaccine and Food Cold Chain.
URL High Tech Packaging Addresses Oxycontin Woes May 10 2007
Med-ic ECM technology records patient adherence to correlate critical bloodwork

Med-ic RFID Blister Package Tracks Medication Use, Warns of Abuse and Diversion "Fines for Schedule II drug makers are a wake-up call as the industry has turned its back on commercially available technologies designed to avoid abuse and diversion of addictive drugs", states Allan Wilson, MD, PhD, President of Ottawa-based smart packaging experts Information Mediary Corporation (IMC).

URL Evidencia's Log-ic Thermassure Pilot wins RFID World 2007 Excellence Award March 28 2007
A pilot conducted by Evidencia LLP using Information Mediary Corp's Log-ic Temperature Logger received the 2007 "Excellence in RFID Pilot Award" At the 5th Annual RFID World Conference's RFID for Business Excellent Award Event today. This award recognizes the Log-ic team as playing a leading role in an RFID pilot significantly advancing the RFID industry.
URL Ultraleichte RFID Temperaturmarke macht auf der Berlin Fruit Logistica 2007 Premiere February 06 2007
Log-ic Thermassure RF Temperaturmarke erzielt hohe Leistung zum kleinen Preis Berlin 7. Februar 2007. Intelligent Devices Inc. (eine Tochter des Kanadischen Smart Packaging Expertunternehmens Information Mediary Corporation) premiert in Zusammenarbeit mit Evidencia LLP ihren revolutionären RFID Temperaturlogger zum Zweck der Kühlkettenüberwachung verderblicher Waren auf der Fruit Logistica 2007 (Halle 24, Stand C1) in Berlin. Unter dem Namen Log-ic Thermassure RF stellt Evidencia ( diese drahtlose elektronische Temperaturmarke zum ersten Mal öffentlich der Lebensmittelindustrie vor.
URL Ultra-compact Log-ic Thermassure RF Wireless Temperature Logger Launched at Fruit Logistica 2007 February 06 2007
Low-cost RFID Temperature Loggers Promise to Revolutionise Perishable Shipments Berlin, Germany (Feb 7, 2007). Intelligent Devices Inc. (a subsidiary of smart packaging experts Information Mediary Corp.) in partnership with Evidencia LLP, is pleased to announce the official product launch of their revolutionary RFID temperature logger to perishable cold chain customers. The Log-ic Thermassure RF Temperature Logger ( will be presented at Fruit Logistica 2007 in Berlin, Germany, the largest global forum for packaging, shipping, distribution and storage for fruits and perishables, held from February 7 to 10 at Messe Berlin.
URL Biotech boom to fuel cold chain market September 25 2006
Drug makers need to put in place greater cold chain management capacity, in house or by outsourcing the service, as the biotech market continues to boom.
URL Log-ic Pharmaceutical RFID Temp Sensor Launched at 4th Annual Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals September 25 2006
Intelligent Devices Inc. (a subsidiary of smart packaging experts Information Mediary Corp.) in partnership with American Thermal Instruments Inc. (ATI) is pleased to announce the official product launch of their revolutionary RFID temperature tracker to pharmaceutical cold chain customers. The Log-ic® Temperature Tracker ( will be presented at the 4th Annual Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals, the only global forum for discussions on temperature controlled packaging, shipping, distribution and storage for pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, held from September 25 - 28, 2006 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
URL RFID penetration in pharmaceuticals 'rapid' September 05 2006
The market for radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags in healthcare is set to explode from $90m (€70m) in 2006 to $2.1bn in 2016, driven by the item level tagging of drugs and the growing appeal of "smart packaging."
URL NIH-sponsored Macrolide Azithromycin COPD Phase III Study Utilizes Med-ic® Smart Blister Packaging December 06 2005
Information Mediary Corporation has begun to supply over 30,000 of its Med-ic® RFID smart sensor labels for use in a large multi-year COPD macrolide study. The study, sponsored by NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will be enrolling over 1100 patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with emphasis on the prevention and management of exacerbations of the disease.
URL Med-ic eCAP March 10 2004
The World's First Smart RFID Medication Bottle Information Mediary Corporation (IMC) is proud to announce the expansion of its revolutionary Med-ic ECM (Electronic Compliance Monitor) lineup to include eCAP, a smart RFID closure for medication bottles and vials ( IMC, a leader in medication compliance technology, has teamed with Remind Cap International Ltd. to provide a dynamic, reliable and cost-effective packaging solution.
URL Med-ic Electronic Compliance July 18 2003
Med-ic Electronic Compliance Monitor Tracks Drug Packages using RFID
URL IMC Announces Med-ic Electronic Compliance Monitor at Interphex 2002 July 15 2002
The Med-ic Smart Package is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art solution to the multi-billion dollar health care problem of patient non-compliance with prescribed medication.