Medbox Inc. (Medbox) operates through seven wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company developed the Medbox patented biometric medicine dispensing machine designed to confirm patient identification through a biometric verification system prior to dispensing medicine to authorized patients. The Medbox also has an optional companion machine for dispensing refrigerated products. Medbox features patented systems that dispense herbal and prescription medications to individuals based on biometric identification; while the related patent covers both fingerprint and retinal scan identification, the Medbox currently uses only fingerprint identification. While currently used only in alternative medicine clinics, this system allows such facilities as well as pharmacies, assisted living facilities, prisons, hospitals, doctors� offices.