SEACAT-Schmeding developed a system that makes it possible to get a quick overview of the ship’s medicine. This helps the person responsible for the medical supplies on board ensure that the medicine is always ready if something unfortunate should happen.
When a ship sails out, it is important that it is carrying medicine to cover all scenarios. However, a large proportion of the medicine will not be used, which means there is a high risk that many of the medical products will pass their expiration date.
If the person responsible for the medicine on board the ship has no overview of the shelf life information, it could prove fatal to the crew. Ultimately, the person responsible for the medicine may risk being sentenced to up to two years in prison if missing or expired medicine is shown to have caused a lack of treatment on board.