Cypak AB, a leading developer of low cost computing technologies, will be demonstrating its latest innovations at CeBIT 2004 in Germany. The Swedish technology company has created the world s first disposable paperboard computer by integrating innovative microelectronics and printable sensors into paperboard.
Cypak will demonstrate this unique technology in the product form of intelligent pharmaceutical packaging and secure courier packaging at CeBIT, Hanover, Hall 17, Stand G11,18-24 March.
“We transform static objects into secure data collection devices”, states Stina Ehrensvärd, Marketing Director and Founder, Cypak. “Our Intelligent pharmaceutical packaging and secure courier packaging are just two examples where industry leaders have seen the potential benefits and implemented our enabling technology.”
Microelectronics and sensors integrated into paper
The Cypak paperboard computer is not a PC, but it still matches the definition of a computer as it can collect, process and exchange several pages of encrypted data.
The product is enabled by Cypak S2C technology, a new RFID (Radio frequency Identification) technology, bringing new functionality and security to a lower cost than current definition.
The technology is based on a small chip-based electronic module and printable sensors which can be integrated into a vast range of material and products, such as: packaging, plastic cards, adhesive, etc., to monitor the objects and collect time-tagged data.
Placed on a simple reader connected to a PC, the computerized object can instantly and automatically exchange highly secured data over the Internet.
Cypak technology OEM-components can be integrated into most objects from 1 USD. OEM-components for readers using Cypak RFID are available from 1 USD in high volume quantity.
Intelligent Pharmaceutical Packaging (IPP)
By integrating Cypak technology into paperboard packaging, Cypak has created the Intelligent Pharmaceutical Packaging, to support data collection in clinical trials.
The IPP automatically records each dosage event with a time stamp. If required, it can also be designed with an integrated, electronic patient diary and sound signal reminders. The IPP increases data quality and supports the overall IT-automation efforts in the development of new pharmaceuticals, enabling secure data flow from individual dosage to analysis database.
The IPP is in commercial use with patients in Swedish Healthcare today, and has recently been licensed to the world leading packaging company Meadwestvaco for the American market.
“We are excited about Cypak’s technology and the opportunity it represents to capture time critical data by the patient and expand our portfolio of compliance packaging solutions”, explains Lou Cosentino, Global Vice President, Sales & Marketing for MeadWestvaco Healthcare Packaging.
Secure courier packaging
Integrating Cypak technology into courier packaging has created SecurePak, featuring electronic data storage, and tamper and damage detection. The SecurePak provides the receiver with digital information of sender, package content, designated receiver and any possible tampering events – all before the package is opened.
The SecurePak is developed in cooperation with the Swedish Postal Service (Posten)
“We are impressed by Cypak’s technology and will use it for tracking tampering and damage of parcels in the logistic chain” Says Thord Axelsson, Chief Security Officer for Posten.
Evaluation kits with working samples of Cypak reference designs are available to order at www.cypak.com, at the price of Euro 500.