- Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes
The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.
- Insurer Running VeriChip Trial
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is inviting chronically ill policyholders to participate in a two-year trial to test implanted RFID tags.
- Congress Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Halting Drug Counterfeiting
The Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources heard testimony from representatives of pharmaceutical and RFID firms.
- Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C
The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.
- EC Takes RFID Survey, Schedules Final Conference
The European Commission seeks a consensus regarding Europe's need for clear, predictable and stable policies about RFID, and the nature of those policies.
- Blood Storage Provider Plans RFID Pilot
LifeForce believes RFID can be a more secure and economical technology for tracking small cryogenic vials containing white blood cells.
- King's Daughters Expands Its RFID Tracking System
The medical center will more than double the number of RFID-enabled cabinets deployed, recording which cardiac medical items are removed, and by whom.
- ROI in Biospecimen Tracking Thrives with RFID
Health Industry Insights' Eric Newmark explains in this guest contribution how a cancer research facility in France is reaping substantial return on investment through its RFID tagging of high-value biospecimens. The technology could end up saving the facility $3 million on a tag spend of just $32,000.
- Pharma Groups Respond to FDA RFID Report
Although eager to adopt the technology, the drug industry says obstacles still hinder widespread implementation.
- Novartis Trial Shows RFID Can Boost Patient Compliance
The study involved the hypertension medication Diovan in specially adapted RFID-enabled blister packs.
- Visible Assets Promotes RuBee Tags for Tough-to-Track Goods
The company is seeking IEEE standardization for its low-frequency transceivers.
- 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.