TechConnect Innovation Program

Digital Cartridge Based Dispenser Platform for Real Time Medication Adherence Monitoring

Zuup Design LLC, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Recently granted US Utility cartridge based medication dispensing (US8397946), single-click dispensing operation (Design Patent D609,000, D633,291), modular cartridge system (Design Patent D645,657). Digital cartridge system for real time adherence control (Serial: 13/204,407). Digital dispensing arrays avoid costly secondary dispensing (Serial: 61/887,030), extension of technology to aerosol (Serial: 13/204,407).

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Never Miss a Pill!
Cartridge based dispensing with Zuup is the friendliest way to manage your pills on-the-go.
Mobile & social – Stay connected, motivated through engaging mHealth app.
Setup is a breeze - Your data from the Cloud.
Easy to use – Zuup dispensers are discreet, with single-click release.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 837

Website: www.zuup.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: We have submitted a multi-phase SBIR I NIH submission (Dec, 2013) and expecting priority scores in early March 2014. If project is granted, it will begin in June 2014.

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners