What started out as the brainchild of a small team led by pharmacist and former BUPA Director, Norman Niven, in 2007 has quickly grown to become a global business. From the very start, Protomed’s founders were keen to challenge the status quo, pooling their passion and expertise to drive new standards in medication management.
“Care homes, domiciliary carers and pharmacists were trapped in an age of blister packs, pill boxes, dispensers, Medication Administration Records (MARs) and measuring spoons,” says Protomed founder and Chief Executive, Norman Niven. “As a result, consumers, patients and the elderly could often be exposed to widespread medication error.” In order to launch their unique Medication Dispensing Solution (MDS), Protomed engaged the help of SureTECH to provide the all-important thinking and adhesive technology to apply a patented tamper-evident sealing solution to its medication management pods.
The tray film is printed along with an option of printing a MAR / Patient Information Sheet. The sheet tray film is placed on top of the previously filled tray and placed together in the sealing unit. Pressing a single button instantly seals every pod, making them ready for use.
“The results speak for themselves,” says Norman. “Biodose provides a safe, simple and reliable solution to the complex compliance challenge. It has cut round times with care homes by up to 50 per cent, and significantly reduced medication errors.”
After being named a 2009 finalist in the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) Awards, Biodose has quickly grown to become an international brand, exported to key European markets including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.