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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A new life-sciences company, Jinsitec, is working on new devices to help patients remember to take their medication on time, according to the indystar.com.

The devices are pocket-sized timers—one of which fits on top of a pill bottle; the other attaches to blister packs or tubes of medication—that beep and flash at preset hourly intervals to remind patients to take their medication.

The company’s vice president explained the thought process behind developing the timer, “It’s not that the medication doesn’t work if the patient doesn’t take it in a timely manner, [but] it can be ineffective,” said Yvette Jules, Jinsitec vice president.

A prototype is in development and the company hopes it will hit market in six to 12 months.

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