Packaging maker Owens-Illinois (O-I) and RFID provider Impinj say
they have demonstrated 100 per cent reliability of radiofrequency
identification (RFID) for pharmaceuticals in an item-level live
Although pharmaceutical distributors may be reluctant to integrate
radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology into their supply
chain infrastracture, manufacturers are pushing RFID by holding
distributors accountable for errors...
Branding itself as Europe's most established and important
radiofrequency identification (RFID) show, the seventh annual event
RFID Smart Labels Europe will take place on September 19 and 20 in
The market for radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags in
healthcare is set to explode from $90m (€70m) in 2006 to $2.1bn in
2016, driven by the item level tagging of drugs and the growing
appeal of "smart packaging."
A Dutch trial of battery-powered radiofrequency identification
(RFID) tags in standard medication blister packages, sponsored by
Novartis, has demonstrated the benefits the technology can have for
patient compliance but also the prohibitive...
Cardinal Health is about to embark on a first-of-its-kind
radiofrequency identification (RFID) tag pilot that tests the
viability of the new technology across the entire supply chain,
from item throughout to case and pallet level.
According to a new report RFID production is to increase 25-fold in
four years, buoyed on by the scramble by pharmaceutical
manufacturers to comply with the new RFID Certification program,
which aims to synchronise the industry's...
Applied DNA Sciences has entered into collaboration with Advanced
Coding Systems (ACS), in a deal to develop security products for
brand protection and electronic article surveillance for
pharmaceutical supply chain management.
Printing solutions specialist Zebra Technologies, a specialist in
radio frequency identification (RFID) labels, has launched two new
UHF (ultra high frequency) EPC (electronic product code) multi-
protocol printer/encoders, the Zebra...
This week's announcement of the US approval for an implantable
radiofrequency identification (RFID) chip for use in humans as a
prescription device has been met with consternation by a consumer
group, which fears the technology...
The US Food and Drug Administration this week approved the first
implantable radiofrequency identification microchip for human use,
elevating RFID from a tool for supply chain management into an
enabling technology for improving healthcare...
Despite the protestations of suppliers, the cost of passive tags
used for radiofrequency identification (RFID) will not fall as low
as 5 cents per unit, and is more likely to be at the 16 cent level,
according to a recently published...