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  • Smaller, Cheaper, Longer-Lasting RTLS Tags Hit Market

    Real-time locating systems (RTLS) provider Ekahau today released the third generation of its tag product, the T301-A Wi-Fi tag. The new tag sports a number of significant improvements over the second generation, including a longer battery life, smaller form factor, and cheaper price tag.

  • Medical-Tube Couplings Get RFID Technology

    Colder Products has added RFID tags and readers to subminiature plastic connectors typically used on tubing in medical and surgical equipment.

  • What the FDA Announcement Means for RFID

    Friday's announcement by the FDA caused a stir throughout the RFID industry, which is asking what this development means in the near term for e-pedigree and RFID adoption in the pharmaceutical supply chain. The answer: not much.

  • FDA Announces Pharma RFID Recommendations

    The US Food and Drug Administration today released a highly anticipated report with recommendations for combating the issue of countfeit pharmaceuticals. This article contains the need-to-know points.

  • Biomet Tags Its Orthopedic Knees

    The company hopes its pilot RFID project will improve its customer service, reverse logistics and inventory management.

  • Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement

    Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.

  • Wisconsin Governor Signs 'Chip Implant' Bill

    A state statute now prohibits the required implanting of a microchip in an individual.

  • Wi-Fi RFID System for Long-Term Care

    A solution from eHealth promises to help nursing homes protect patients by continually monitoring their locations.

  • RFID Platform Plays Marco Polo to Find Assets

    RF Technologies has released a new platform whereby tags emit an audible signal so that needed mobile assets can be found.

  • Cardinal Health Readies Item-Level Pilot

    The drug manufacturer, packager and distributor will test an RFID system that could help verify the authenticity of products moving through the supply chain.

  • ATT Rolls Out Managed RFID Service

    The U.S. telecom giant is partnering with BEA, Symbol and Intel to provide an offering that includes design, deployment, integration and management of RFID systems.

  • Drug Distributor Uses RFID to Vend Meds

    By RFID-enabling a refrigerated storage unit, ASD Healthcare is providing a Texas hospital with a way to ensure it always has enough drugs on hand for hemophiliac patients.

  • MetroHealth to Get Active/Passive RFID

    The 731-bed Cleveland teaching hospital is implementing a real-time locating system using both active Wi-Fi-based tags and passive RFID tags to track and find assets.

  • SureID Uses RFID to Cut Prescription Errors

    The company's PharmaSure application, being tested by three U.S. pharmacies, is designed to make drug dispensing more efficient and less subject to shrinkage.

  • Cardinal Health's RFID Adoption Expands

    Cardinal Health, the $75 billion medical distributor and supplier, yesterday announced that it is moving into the next phase of its end-to-end RFID pilot. It will now begin tagging pharmaceuticals at the item, case, and pallet levels.

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