iGPS is offering what it claims is the world’s first pallet rental service to supply plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
The global market for RFID products and services in the pharma industry will be worth $884m (€631m) in 2015, according to a report, but apprehensions about initial costs and return-on-investment need to be overcome.
The promise of genuine returns on investment, facilitated by
plummeting hardware costs, will fuel a dramatic growth surge in the
US market for radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in
pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution...
A UK-based technology company is part of a trio leading the way in
innovative supply chain solutions by combining real-time
temperature monitoring with a radio frequency identification (RFID)
tag for the pharmaceutical industry.
While technology cost and lack of a demonstrated return on
investment constitute the biggest barrier to adoption of radio
frequency identification (RFID) in the pharmaceutical industry, the
lack of a frequency standard runs these...
Millipore is launching the first in a line of filtration products
for the biopharmaceutical industry with embedded Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) technology to facilitate record-keeping and
data transfer in the manufacturing...
The first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that
authenticates, encrypts data and monitors product
temperature hit the shelves last week, aimed specifically at
protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Packaging giant Rexam has fixed a radio frequency identification
(RFID) chip in pharmaceutical bottles in response to Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) recommendations to make use of the technology
to track products through the supply...
A new radio frequency identification (RFID) chip has been developed
by Pliant and IBM that can not only track drug products through the
supply chain but also identify when a product has been tampered
A new radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for
temperature-monitoring purposes has been developed for
pharmaceutical products during transportation, where fluctuations
in temperature can alert the logistics chain of impending...
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
Cardinal Health has announced the results of its radiofrequency
identification (RFID) tag pilot, the first to test the viability of
the technology across the whole supply chain, from item through to
case and pallet level.
The pharma industry's leading radio frequency identification (RFID)
vendors recently gathered to share expertise and evaluate the
potential of their RFID technologies in a living laboratory, in
their quest to produce a market...
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...
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...
Using quick disconnect couplings in fluid handling and
manufacturing operations is the safest way to protect brand
integrity by capturing fluid and product data from point of origin
through point of use, according to a top Colbert...
While praising the benefits of radio-frequency identification
(RFID), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refrained
from demanding its implementation in new measures it unveiled to
combat counterfeit drugs, asking instead...
The global smart packaging market will grow to $4.8bn (€3.8bn) in
2011 and reach $14.1bn in 2013, presenting big opportunities in the
pharma sector - the second largest growth market behind food and
beverage, according to a new report.
Finnish packaging company Stora Enso and pharmaceutical group Orion
are carrying out a trial of pharmaceuticals packages equipped with
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags for every stage of the
supply chain using a system that...
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...
German chemicals major Merck has joined the race to bring
affordable radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to the
market, investing €1 m to establish a research lab at the Technical
University of Darmstadt dedicated to...
Adoption of RFID hardware and software throughout the pharma
industry is about to explode, spurred on by the push from industry
organizations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to
implement RFID tags to combat sales...
Aegate will launch a software solution to combat one of the
pharmaceutical industry's biggest and growing patient safety issues
- counterfeit drugs - in the UK, US and Belgium in 2006 following
the recent success of its UK pilot...
Omron Corp aims to invest $20 million in the next two years in an
attempt to capture a larger slice of the RFID market, which is
expected to swell from $1.95 billion (€1.65 million) in 2005 to an
estimated $26.9 billion in 2015, driven...
As part of its programme to develop a seamless system for tracking
goods through the supply chain, MIT's Auto-ID Laboratory is in the
process of building a software simulation to study how data will
flow to global trading partners...
US-based Avery Dennison is now producing radio frequency
identification (RFID) inlays using a new high-speed manufacturing
process to meet what the company believes will be a booming demand
for clients who ship cartons and pallets.
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...
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...
In the wake of label giant Avery Dennison's recently announced
charge into the radiofrequency identification (RFID) sector, Dan
Scarborough, the group's chief operating officer, has shed more
light on the rationale for the...
Labelling giant Avery Dennison has formed a new business unit to
manufacture and sell low-cost radiofrequency identification (RFID)
inlays and tags, putting its weight behind a technology that to
date has mostly been pushed forward...