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Bang & Olufsen Medicom - Creating a shortcut to better health by improving patient compliance



Bang and Olufsen Medicom is a leading expert in the design, development and supply of innovative drug-delivery device solutions and sensor-based technologies. The current product range includes; inhalers, tablet reminders and injection pens with a focus on patient compliance. Bang & Olufsen Medicom offers concept development, engineering and manufacturing services to clients with options to license its intellectual property.

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The Bang & Olufsen Medicom has a focus on four main areas of drug delivery device development, which employ innovative strategies to help with patient compliance issues:

  • Inhalation: We make inhalers with single dose counters, which give more power back to the patient on how much medication remains in their canister and helps them track the doses they need to take regularly.

  • Tablet Reminders: We have created a series of tablet reminder devices that help patients remember to take their tablets on a daily or twice daily basis. The tablet reminder is equipped with electronic functions that once activated, can remind the user to take their medication and feeds back to them on how well they have kept to their medication regime.
  • Injection pen cap: We have also create an intelligent pen cap that fits with a wide range of injection pens so that the user can track the injection doses to be taken and again measure their compliance rate for the longer term.
  • Diagnostic devices: In addition, Bang & Olufsen Medicom has partnered with 3M to create ambient-noise reducing electronic stethoscopes that allow for greater amplification of difficult-to-hear heart and lung sounds.

Patient compliance focus

Bang & Olufsen Medicom focuses on patient compliance, as the average patient forgets every second dose (patients on average have a 50% compliance rate WHO Report 2003). Therefore we believe that patients need help to remember to take their medication and a motivation to keep on track for their full course of prescribed medication. This is especially important for patients with chronic diseases, otherwise they may face a relapse, hospitalization or in severe cases death.

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