AccuDial expands packaging portfolio with Stephen Key acquisition

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Tuesday acquired Stephen Key Design in a move that will expand AccuDial’s patent portfolio to more than 50 patents for weight-based dosing and other extended content rotating labels, which add 75% more labeling space to a container.

“Stephen Key founded the company in 1998 and is a recognized leader in the $63 billion label industry," AccuDial chairman and CEO Bob Terwilliger said. "He will remain at the helm of Stephen Key Design and continue as a member of AccuDial’s board of directors."

“In the past 13 years, hundreds of millions of Spinformation labels have been used on a wide range of products,” Stephen Key said. “Spinformation labels have been used on Rexall Sundown Vitamins, Children’s AccuDial pediatric liquid medicines, and Kirkwood Brand products, to name just a few. Spinformation has partnerships with a number of packaging industry leaders.”

Stephen Key Design will focus with AccuDial on pharmaceutical applications for prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional supplements and injectable vials.

In addition to weight-based dosing, AccuDial’s ECRL can be used for product launches to notify consumers about a new or improved product; discount coupons on the inner label; quick reader codes can lead consumers to a company’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Plaxo, Yelp, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Whrrl and MySpace profiles; multilanguage messaging on the inner label providing directions for multiple markets; illustrations, such as Barrier Grid animation, to illustrate such conditions as a throbbing pain in the shoulder or lower back; and daily dose and progress tracking  for medicine taken multiple times per day.

Beginning Oct. 17, Children’s AccuDial acetaminophen for pain and fever with weight-based dosing will be available at Amazon.com, and a number of leading internet drug store sites. Children’s AccuDial acetaminophen for pain and fever will be available in five flavors: cherry, dye-free cherry, bubblegum, strawberry and grape for children between 12 and 95 lbs.


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