Colbert Packaging Receives Second U.S. Patent for MedLock EZ

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (March 16, 2018) – We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Colbert Packaging a second patent (US 9,844,489 B2) for our MedLock EZ family of patient adherence packages. This is our 11th patent.

MedLock EZ is a secure and sustainable unit dose alternative to amber pharmacy vials. The patented design consists of a fully brandable and recyclable outer paperboard shell featuring an integrated locking mechanism that safely “locks” a blister card inside. Subjected to Consumer Product Safety Commission testing protocols, MedLock EZ has achieved an F=1 rating, which is a testament to the effectiveness of its child-resistant, senior-friendly design attributes.

MedLock EZ is available in multiple sizes to accommodate a wide variety of treatment regimens, clinical trials and medications – including pills and medicinal syringes. Pharmaceutical companies can promote patient adherence by using MedLock EZ’s large printable area to communicate clear and consistent dosing instructions, and ensuring that dosages are easy to dispense and track.

The opaque, secure design also makes MedLock EZ an ideal packaging solution for cannabis products.