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FOUR NEW SEARCHES! Apothecary Products is looking for consumer product healthcare innovations!

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We just launched not one, not two, not three...but FOUR NEW consumer healthcare innovation searches with Apothecary Products!

Apothecary Products is a global leader in consumer wellness products. Their retail brands, Ezy Dose®, Flents®, Protechs®, and Wipe ‘N Clear®, are market leaders in medication management, pharmacy supply and eye, ear and injury care.

Innovation is the core of Apothecary Products’ business. It is that strong belief that led them to partner with Edison Nation to launch the following FOUR individual searches for new products:

Simple Self-care: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/APOTH557

Sensory Wellness: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/APOTH558

Injury Care: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/APOTH559

Cosmetics & Travel Kits: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/APOTH556

To learn more about Apothecary, check out this blog post!

These searches are now LIVE on the site and will remain active until January 23!

Submit now and Happy Inventing!

Robert Pontius
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Opportunity knocks!!!

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The searches just keep rolling in! Now if I can just come up with the right Bubble Blowing -Medicine Dosing-Tool that can be sold at Home Depot as well as on TV, I can lock this up!

Kim L
Saletta .
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Good luck with that Mark :)

Saletta .
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Eduardo, "that other company" is Health Enterprises, which is now owned by Apothecary Products.  So if you submit your idea to Apothecary, and it's a fit, and is selected, it has potential for even greater market reach.

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Check out the Blog!

http://blog.edisonnation.com/2016/12/apothecary-pr...

Also,

https://www.apothecaryproducts.com/apothecary-prod...

In the past, when there has been such a major business acquisition in the middle of a Innovation Search (Live Product Search), the company involved passed on all submitted ideas.  This DID NOT happen with Heath Enterprises.  In fact, they licensed SIX products.  That demonstrates their commitment to innovation.

Robert Pontius
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Hi Eduardo,

Again, to clarify, it is up to the innovator to submit ideas into the categories that you feel are a fit. Submitting to the All Category search is not an umbrella submission to all searches. It is a search for ideas that are in all categories of products.

Best of luck!

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Hi Michelle,

Need further clarification.  When they refer to "lip care", and "motion sickness relief" do they mean specific formulations or packaging concepts?

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Hi Saletta!

They are referring to both specific formulations in innovative packaging helpful to the user.

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Got it!  Thx Michelle!

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I'm cross-posting the following from the thread for the previous Health Enterprises/Apothecary search since it may offer some encouragement if you have submitted or are considering submitting to the new searches:

I just received (via EN) another extremely exciting and encouraging update from Health Enterprises/Apothecary!

I’ll say again for the benefit of everyone – especially those considering submitting to the current 4 HE/Apothecary searches – it is clear my invention is NOT sitting in a drawer somewhere or in the midst of some long, drawn-out development cycle. This is moving, and in terms of product development - moving fast!

I have every indication that my invention is receiving full attention and resources from the company and is getting the very best shot possible at full commercialization.

These guys are hard at work to transform what was once just a concept in my mind into a real, commercially-viable product on store shelves- so exciting!

Saletta .
Mary Gorman
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Hey! G4 today!! (Injury Care : )

Best to all!

Saletta .
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Michelle Sartori
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Hey guys!

Just a kind reminder to those who submitted "place holder"/incomplete submissions to the four Apothecary searches. 

Please plan on completing your submissions in 48 business hours as the Review team is actively evaluating all concepts.

Those ideas that remain incomplete will be evaluated as they appear starting on Friday.

Thank you and best of luck to all!

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Psst..There may or may not be a reason to check out Room 5 today for those who came up with their 'BING' ideas for these four searches after the deadline. 

I'll say no more, except to check out Room 5 at 2pm EST!

Not an Insider? Upgrade now to join in the fun!

Michael Heagerty
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Ouch..!  Seems I could use some injury care for my injury care...R5... Can't win them all. As well, good and fair feedback!!

Saletta .
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That's a good one Michael.  That one made me chuckle.

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I guess I should have looked at my old notebook that I used to put ideas in... I found 3-4 more that I could have entered for this search.  :/  

Looks like I'll have to wait for the next go round.

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Sorry Steven.

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Steven, hopefully your submission to Great Star fairs better!

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Hi all!  Michelle, is there a presentation date with Apothecary yet? Nice to see all the familiar faces here again =)

Robert Pontius
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Hi Colleen!

We are actively working to schedule the presentation with the Apothecary team - once the date is finalized, we'll announce here.

Thanks for checking in and best of luck to all!

Michael Heagerty
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March 1st

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Cool!

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Messed up...

Robert Pontius
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  • Ok, so EN has made a believer out of me...

I took a previous R4 concept and came up with what i have found to be a unique feature and applied it to th failed idea. So fully expecting another R4 when i opend up my EN email i was extremely surprised to see G4.

So i will no longer be a "nay sayer" about the make it better and resubmit!

Kim L
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Well done Thom - I've done this a few times myself - retool and resubmit!

Helps when you are an Insider and can do this for free. 

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Glad to hear that Thom! That is the purpose of our evaluation process and feedback function for Insiders! Best of luck moving forward!

Robert Pontius
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Thanks Ms. Michelle.

I'll be the 1 day poster child for the insider program.

"Thinking about becoming an EN Insider...?---why not sign up today and start enjoying all the great perks like thousands of fellow inventors!"

Robert Pontius
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Hi Thom! We always welcome positive thoughts out there - so feel free to share! :)

Robert Pontius
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I'm out of this one as well.  R4 today.  GL everyone.  Upward and onward. Stay green!

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Sorry Saletta. :(

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Good attitude Saletta.  You have to move on from the dreaded R's.  It's not good to dwell in a state of disappointment.  I know it's disappointing to have to ultimately report bad news at the end of every invention submission, but I look forward to you having good news to report one day in the form of a G8 banner on your avatar.  Keep cranking out the inventions, and one of them will break through.

Kim O
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I made 3 submissions to these searches and just lost two to the redness. Both were declined on the basis of not being mass market items, but I fear perhaps I didn't communicate what I had in mind well enough so I will follow my own advice and "retool and resubmit" to the Open Search in hopes they will still make their way through to Apothecary eventually.

I still have one submission alive in the Sensory Wellness LPS though!

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3 up, 3 down for me.  Oh well, back to the old drawing board...

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Almost same count here Kim....4 still in out of seven submissions. .. goodluck 

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Kim:

Did you mean you submitted 6 and lost 3 or submitted 3 and lost 3?

I'm still in with one lone G5.

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Sylvain:

Way to go after this one with 7 submissions - I can tell you from experience, Apothecary is a partner that is completely worthy of your (and everyone's) effort!

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Thanks Robert,

Standing with 4 x G6s now.

Glad to hear Apothecary are great partners.  I understand from their website that they are very IP/Patents oriented...this is a very positive sign of how they actually value ideas.

Good luck!...

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Sylvain:

I've been getting regular updates from Health Enterprises/Apothecary via EN for my G8 and can see for myself the tremendous progress they have made in internal due diligence and product development for commercialization. I've even seen packaging mock-ups. I've said it before - a G8 is really going to go somewhere with these guys.

Health Enterprises actually came up on my radar years ago with their Acu-life "True Easy" syringe - not only do I use that great product almost weekly with my three kids but I noted that it was described as "Mom-designed" etc. so I surmised that they licensed it from an independent inventor.

http://www.healthenterprises.com/medical-complianc...

Plus I noticed that product has distribution in "over 20,000 doors": 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55423fa1e4b...

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I'm hoping for a day when HE/Apothecary markets my invention as "Dad-designed".

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Sorry, baseball references abound in my vernacular.  3 submitted and rejected.

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Sorry to hear that Kim - I was hoping you were still in it.

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Kim, Sorry for the x's. I was hoping you were still in as well. Thank you for all the input on prototype material help thread. I will hopefully share some news soon.

Robert, Would "designed by daddy" be OK? Good luck and much success.

Stay green to you and the others in this one.

Aloha Charlie

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"Designed by Daddy" would work - I guess "You can call me whatever you want as long as you call me...".

I do like the parallel of "Dad-designed" with their previous use of "Mom-designed". I appreciate alliteration but would actually prefer the term "invented" to "designed".

I also saw that the inventor of the True Easy syringe has three kids just like me.

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Best of luck Jimmy's Band and Judy.

Judy - like me, you have the inside track on what a pleasure this company is to work with. It's pretty motivational when you know that your invention could go to such a quality, hard-working group that values and respects innovation!

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JB:

EN certainly does a fantastic job and when their efforts are coupled with an innovative, on-the-ball company like Health Enterprises/Apothecary it's just pure gold.

Judy is much further down the road with HE/Apothecary than I am but I can already see from my experience with them that they are absolutely the star I want to hitch my wagon to. EN has passed on so many wonderful updates from HE/Apothecary that I feel like I'm part of the process. It's moving really fast and I'm confident that with HE/Apothecary and EN my invention has the very best chance at commercialization possible.

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Thanks Judy - I'm hoping to see you get another G8 with Apothecary as well.

The only thing better than one G8 in play with these guys is 2 G8's!

Elizabeth Crouch
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Wow - presentation tomorrow!

I have a G6 so not sure if I'll be in it tomorrow.

Best fortune to all!

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Good luck Robert !  Nice to read your comments about Apothecary.  I'm G7 as well!! Fingers crossed for us both.

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and forgot to add, GOOD LUCK JUDY as well!!

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I'm in the presentation today with one G7! Good luck to everyone!

Mysoon
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