RFID Provides Mission-Critical Monitoring for Health-Care Research

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Northwestern University’s Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) is a service and teaching unit that supports all animal use in research, testing and education. With a large population of animals and $300 million in ongoing biomedical research projects, the CCM needed a way to ensure that the animals were receiving the best possible care, while also protecting the integrity of the research being conducted. Since deploying the RFID system, CCM has been able to track the locations of animal cages throughout the facility, thus eliminating the error-prone manual labor associated with bar-code censuses, and increasing census accuracy. Learn how the firm has decreased staff requirements, lowered risk of contamination, improved animal welfare, safeguarded funding and established a new standard of animal care at research facilities.