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Holographyx Inc. announced that it has recently been granted a U.S. patent for its Holo-Blister® product along with a European Patent for the development of this unique and cost-effective method to apply holograms to the back of blister packs using conventional heat-seal blister packaging equipment.

Holo-Blister® holograms have been designed so that they will only be visible behind each pill/capsule cavity on the back of each blister pack, thereby allowing the printing of dosage and marketing information on the area surrounding the pill/capsule recess.

The size of the worldwide market for counterfeit pharmaceuticals has been estimated to be as much as $200 billion annually. Although anti-counterfeiting measures such as “track and trace” can be used to distinguish legitimate pharmaceutical products from counterfeits, these systems require consumers to go on-line to validate each of their pharmaceutical purchases.

Blister-packaging utilizing Holo-Blister® provides consumers with the ability to visually validate the authenticity of their purchases instantly with the use of custom holograms that, prior to the development of Holo-Blister®, would be extremely difficult to manufacture and apply.

Holographyx Inc. has been working with the Hazen Paper Company in cooperation with Uhlmann Packaging on the development, testing, and introduction of Holo-Blister®.

Holographyx Inc was founded in 1993 and developed and marketed the world’s first holographic scratch-off lottery ticket in conjunction with the Hazen Paper Company. Our Holographic scratch-off lottery tickets are now being used on an ongoing basis by a multitude of lotteries including 43 lotteries in the US as well as by more than a dozen additional lotteries worldwide. Holographyx has developed its Holo-Blister® product for the pharmaceutical industry and has been awarded U.S Patent # 11,052,020 B2 & European Patent # EP 3532005 with the additional US and worldwide patents pending. Holo-Blister ® is a registered trademark of Holographyx Inc.

Hazen Paper was founded in 1925 and is a leading paper converter specializing in holographic origination, film coating, foil and paper lamination, metallizing, gravure printing, specialty coating and rotary embossing to create specialty materials for worldwide use in retail display and POP, luxury, beauty, entertainment and media packaging, bookbinding, scratch-off lottery and other security-related tickets, tags, and cards. Hazen is committed to sustainability, using hydropower produced by the Connecticut River, with certification to supply converted paper and paperboards that are FSC, SFI and PEFC certified.

Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG is a global leader in providing systems for packing pharmaceuticals in blister packaging, bottles, and cartons. In addition to its innovative packaging lines, Uhlmann offers consultation, project management, extensive services, and digital solutions from a single source. The company is part of the Uhlmann Group, which achieved a turnover of €423 million in the 2020/21 business year with around 2600 employees. Other companies in the Uhlmann Group are KOCH Pac-Systeme, Cremer Speciaalmachines, Wonder Packing Machinery and Axito.

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