Bormioli Pharma Cap Recognition System

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Bormioli Pharma Cap Recognition System

Bormioli Pharma Cap Recognition System now is over!

Bormioli Pharma Cap Recognition System: Bormioli Pharma and Desall recently has announced new product design contest inviting you to revolutionise current child-resistant closure systems for medication containers by leveraging the power of biometric recognition solutions.

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New product design contest has been recently organised by Bormioli Pharma and Desall, inviting you to revolutionise current child-resistant closure systems for medication containers by leveraging the power of biometric recognition solutions.

Bormioli Pharma is seeking a new closure system to safeguard medications at home and limit their use exclusively to the prescribed patients. The so-called "child-resistant caps" (CRC) or “child-proof caps” effectively prevent medication packaging from being opened by children, thereby avoiding accidental ingestion of medicinal substances. Currently, CRC caps utilise a system that necessitates pushing the closure downwards while simultaneously rotating it anti-clockwise.

However, CRC caps exhibit several drawbacks: they pose difficulty for the elderly or those unable to exert sufficient force, are prone to tampering, and lack smart features. The integration of novel identity recognition technologies with Internet of Things (IoT) solutions could significantly revolutionise the approach to tackling this safety issue.

You are invited to submit innovative concepts, objects, shapes, and mechanisms for a CRC (Child-Resistant Closure) system for medication containers that incorporate advanced biometric recognition systems.

The closure system must ensure that the container cannot be opened, particularly by children, without proper activation of the electromechanical component associated with patient identification. Otherwise, the container will remain effectively tamper-proof.

The electromechanical component can either be integrated into the new closure system or housed within an accessory that can be mounted onto an existing closure. The entire system must be compatible with an existing Bormioli container.

The product should be easily portable and operable both via a smartphone app connected to the proposed solution and without the use of a smartphone.

The closure system may also track the number and timing of openings to provide information regarding the patient’s adherence to their medication regimen.

Additional suggestions for enhancing the functionality of the closure system and app are also appreciated.

The product should feature a minimalistic and modern design, incorporating curved and gentle contours while avoiding sharp and angular forms.

Inspiration for the style can be drawn from sectors beyond medical, such as aerospace. The product should convey and ensure reliability, robustness, trust, safety, and ease of use.

Evaluation Criteria:

Functionality / usability
Technical feasibility
Aesthetic quality

Who may enter?

Participation is open to creative talents of any nationality aged 18 or older.


The winner will receive €5000 in cash prize.

Throughout the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an additional opportunity to all participants by setting the compensation of €2500 for the purchase of the license for the economic exploitation of projects not recognized as winning proposals.

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