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Design Solution

MediSafe is the worlds first circular online pharmacy created to eliminate the idea of waste by transforming the products and packaging of medical and beauty products from single-use to durable, multi-use, feature-packed designs. This is a step towards making the healthcare and wellness industry environment friendly and transferring from a linear model to a circular model.

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How does it work?

Order

Shop your prescribed medicines, now reimagined to be waste free and exclusively available through MediSafe. There are no monthly membership fees or subscriptions - just pay a small fully refundable one-time deposit to borrow the MediSafe kit

Receive 

Receive your durable products in our exclusively designed Medisafe kit, a breakthrough zero-waste delivery system that eliminates disposable, single-use shipping materials. Say goodbye to that stack of cardboard boxes, bubble-wrap and ice packs!

Consume 

Now take your prescribed medicine redesigned with innovative new packaging and unparalleled materials. Designing for reuse allows our product partners to completely reinvent what packaging and products should look and feel like, and even what they can do.

Return 

Now you don't have to throw your packaging to Landfill or even clean - as you finish Medicine, simply place your used products back into the MediSafe kit and schedule a free pick up from your home.

Clean and Refill

MediSafe's state-of-the-art cleaning technology hygienically cleans the empty packages you send back so that they can be reused without any hassle. You can also set prescriptions to  “auto-refill when returned”, so that you don't have keep buying it at the end of every cycle

Designed for circularity

We take the sustainability of our packaging seriously, and to back up that commitment we've created a set of reuse design guidelines that must be met by any product listed on the Loop platform. Our guidelines emerged from the Loop Alliance, a multi-stakeholder coalition of leading retailers, manufacturers, NGOs and governmental authorities facilitated by the World Economic Forum.

The MediSafe kit

Durable

Each container must be made of durable material that is resilient enough to be reused for at least ten use cycles, including a full journey through production, shipping, use, and cleaning

easy to carry

MediSafe kit has an ergonomic design so that it can be carried around easily without any hassle. MediSafe makes carrying your daily medicines easier than ever. 

Material

Every MediSafe kit has an end-of-life solution in partnership with TerraCycle, the global expert on hard-to-recycle waste. This will help MediSafe take care of its products at the end of life.

storage friendly

The MediSafe Kit is designed to fit anywhere. Whether its your cupboard or any small space to your life, and to your tiny cupboard. Now you can store your medicines hassle free.

safe

Your MediSafe Kit has a lock on it side to ensure full safety of the products inside. The kit is sealed every time it is shipped so that you know you are the first one to open it . After removing the seal you can use the inbuilt lock on the side to ensure safety.

DESIGN PROCESS

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Process 

MediSafe is the worlds first circular online pharmacy created to eliminate the idea of waste by transforming the products and packaging of medical and beauty products from single-use to durable, multi-use, feature-packed designs. This is a step towards making the healthcare industry environment friendly 

Market Research 

Before I started designing the kit I looked at the ones that already exist and I felt like they were very bulky and difficult to store.

Sketches

I started sketching some ideas for the design of the MediSafe kit. I wanted to create something sleak that one can store anywhere and also keeps the medicines safe.

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Prototyping

To create a prototype of the kit I made a CAD model using Solidworks and 3D printed different sections of  a scale model and then using epoxy glued them together to complete the box.

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Reflection

 

 

This was my first experience learning about cicular economy and the healthcare field. It was an educational experience that allowed me to reimagine the healthcare industry. This project not only allowed me to learn something new but also challenged me as a thinker and a designer. As next steps for the project I would like to design different sized kits for different products, design different packaging ideas for Medicines, perform Life Cycle Analysis, Study cleaning procedures and sterilization measures post usage. 

Manav Kedia 2020

industrial designer