Proteus Creates 200 UK Jobs for Edible Microchip 'Smart Pill' Production
Proteus Creates 200 UK Jobs for Edible Microchip 'Smart Pill' ProductionReuters

US biotech giant will create 200 jobs in Britain as it picks the country to produce a 'smart pill' which can tell if a patient has taken their medication or not.

Proteus confirmed in a statement that its tablets, which contain edible microchips, will be produced at a site in the UK while several teams within Britain's state-run National Health Service plan to test the benefits of using the sensor technology in various fields.

In May 2013, Proteus revealed that it received $62.5m in funding for the pill production.

Proteus received European and US approval for its technology system where the 'smart pill', which is about the size of a grain of sand, is linked to a patch worn on the patient's abdomen.

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