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in General, Wholesale on February 22, 2012 .


"There is absolutely nothing wrong with those pillboxes that split your medication by day of the week. Preload it once in your spare time, and you’re all set with whatever prescription regimen you’re on for the immediate future. Well, except for one thing: They’re surrounded by stigma, as if they’re made only for old people. And sure, while we’re all getting older, no one wants to feel like they’re getting older. Could we make the traditional pillbox smaller and sleeker, like some hot new gadget?"
"The CapsulePen Makes Pill Popping Easier And Less Embarrassing... " it is "The Pill Case James Bond Would Love." "Modern medicine has enabled even some serious conditions and diseases to be treated with a handful of pills. But what about the embarrassment or stigma that can come from carrying them around and popping them in public? Enter the CapsulePen, a new, discreet case to organize and carry pills"
CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

"(It) is clever." "(It) aims to disrupt the pill case market. True, it’s not the sexiest industry in the world, but it’s ripe for some disruption, since there just so happens to be a huge market for it and there’s very little, if any, differentiation between current competitors."
"A cool little business idea: simple and sweet. Sometimes the simplest business ideas are the sweetest. Joseph Cote has come up with the Capsule Pen, a pill container that arranges pills lengthwise in a tube shaped like a pen.  Huffington Post calls it “The Pill Case James Bond Would Love.” I call it lovely. It’s a simple, fun idea that brings pleasure to daily living."
Some of us want to keep our pill-taking private. Tiny, flat pill boxes that slip inside a shirt or pants pocket or devices like the CapsulePen, a tubular container shaped like a pen into which you load your supply of pills in the order they need to be taken, may work best. The pen... is designed to accommodate most pill sizes, and a clip will allow users to fasten it inside a pocket. ...several pens to fit together in case a patient wants to keep a whole week's supply of medications together.
"...being an out-and-proud entrepreneur has benefited Cote’s company—last month it won the Roll the Dice Competition from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, with a $10,000 prize. With acceptance, Cote hopes his pen-shaped pill cases can change more than people’s daily habits. “My hope is to help take the stigma off of taking medication through good design.”
"The Capsule Pen is a pen-sized cylinder that can hold up to seven large pills or larger numbers of smaller pills, Cote said from his New York City home Tuesday. It is not recognizable as a pill container, allowing people “to be proud of keeping their pills with them at all times, in a stylish container that doesn't embarrass,” he said."

The CapsulePen project was funded on Kickstarter.Com on July 2nd, 2012 and delivered rewards in December 2013 after many rounds of prototyping and development.
"There is probably no one in the world who really enjoys taking pills, but for a lot of us they’re a necessary evil. They’re also notoriously difficult to keep track of, with around 1.3 million people suffering some sort of injury from “medication errors” every year in the U.S. alone. CapsulePen will take the guesswork and much of the patient error out of the process of taking daily medications."
"The Pill Case Has Been Reinvented. CapsulePen’s mission is to be the smart and sexy pill dispensing option for the capsule-consuming public: enabling on-time tablet taking while promoting a feel-good feeling."
"The CapsulePen is the first pill container that arranges pills lengthwise in a tubular container shaped like a pen. The pen fits virtually all pill sizes, and they are loaded in reverse of the the order they are to be taken. A clip ensures easy fastening inside pockets, and magnetized end caps make it easy to place the CapsulePen within eyesight in a kitchen, bathroom or office."
"We recently asked the question: “Do non-tech Startups stand a chance?“

Entrepreneur Joe Cote would also like to know the answer. He is trying to get Kickstarter support for his CapsulePen invention, the first pill container that arranges pills lengthwise in a tubular container shaped like a pen."