MeadWestvaco (www.mwv.com.br) received a donation to supply its Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS™) to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The system is being used in new projects to demonstrate PrEP medicines to help and prevent the expansion of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. The four studies were published in October 2014. The medicines are administrated to people with high risk of getting the virus and they avoid its transmission.
MEMS system measures, monitors and increase the adhesion; they use the smart packaging MEMSCap that traces every time the packaging is opened that is directly related to the time of taking the medicine. Data is transmitted to the MedAmigo platform of MWV Healthcare, a secure program, based in internet, to be analyzed.