Manufacturing and Bioprocessing
2019 PharmSci 360
The future health care system will contain an ever expanding number of digital elements. The data stored both at a centralized health care level and at a local, patient level (e.g. on a smartphone) will be core elements when deciding treatment strategies in a health care scenario with Internet of Things (IoT) based elements. One element of a potential solution is the concept of cryptopharmaceuticals, where pharmaceutical products are connected in a patient-specific blockchain of individual dosage units. This technology is based on the concept where each produced dosage unit has a unique information-rich pattern (IRP) and a proof of concept smartphone app that can be used for the visualization of this blockchain at different levels. This includes the manufacturing of the individualized dosage unit, the patient view for his/her personal blockchain, and integration of these products into a health IoT system.