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.

Proteus Smart Pill Guide