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Article | July 13, 2012
Schreiner MediPharm: Specialty labels for autoinjector pens
In order to provide more patient safety, security, convenience and compliance, Schreiner MediPharm’s new specialty labels for autoinjector pens are now available with a variety of customization options including a temperature indicator, medication check/UV protection, integrated tamper and counterfeit protection, anti-slip varnish/tactile elements, and more.
The multi-functional label solutions are equipped with customizable combinations of functionalities that enhance user-friendliness and patient safety. Customized labeling options include the temperature indicator which produces a reversible color shift that shows when a defined room or cooling temperature has been reached. The solution offers maximum variability with respect to the desired temperature range. The pen also comes with medication check/UV protection: If the pen has a transparent window to check the medication, the contents can be protected against UV rays by a double-layered label. To check the contents, the top layer is opened by means of a starter tab and can be easily closed again. Alternatively, the transparent window included in the label can be equipped with UV protection. Integrated tamper and counterfeit protection reliably indicates the first opening of the pen—showing when the label enclosing the cap has a perforation. The authenticity of the pen can be confirmed by means of integrated security features, such as the LaserSecure specialty pigment that is only detectable by a reader.A special anti-slip varnish coating improves grip and feel of the label surface and helps patients to safely use the pen. In addition, integrated tactile elements make it easier, for example, to tell apart similar systems containing different active ingredients purely through touch. All printed elements of the label are mirror-inverted on the reverse side – meaning the surface touched by the user contains no ink. Inscriptions and symbols are visible through the transparent film in non-inverted form. This protects the print against scratching and abrasion. Integrated label parts serve to remind the patient to regularly check the contents. The detachable parts can be personalized with individual data for this purpose. In addition, the labels can be applied to the patient’s medical records for documentation.
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