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  • Hospital Pharmacies Using RFID-Enabled Medication from QuVa Pharma

    The compounder has been providing its prefilled medication syringes to its customers since late 2017 using technology from Kit Check, to enable those customers to receive and manage the receipt, movement and administration of medications to boost safety and efficiency.

  • Companies Testing IoT System When Goods Are 'On the Road'

    A waste-management firm and a high-value goods logistics provider are piloting a solution from Barcoding Inc., using CalAmp sensor devices and tags as well as software to capture and manage data about goods—even when they are in transit—via a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, BLE and other technologies.

  • New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That Status to Readers

    Automotive, pharmaceutical and high-value brand companies are testing samples of Smartrac's Circus Tamper Loop tag with NXP's NTAG 213 TT chip built in, to identify whether a product has been tampered with and respond to interrogation with the tampered status.

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals to Boost Surgical Safety With RFID

    The United Kingdom's NHS Trust is launching a UHF RFID system from Ingenica Solutions to track implants received, stored and then placed inside patients, to reduce manual efforts for tracking the high-value devices, while also increasing patient safety.

  • Consumer-Facing NFC Comes to RFID Supply Chain Management System

    eAgile's eLink brings NFC and UHF RFID together in a single tag that can be built into medication or product caps, seals or labels, so that it can be tracked through the supply chain via UHF and interrogated by consumers using an app.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fashion retailer Brownie signs agreement with Nedap for cloud-based RFID software ••• TMR Research report says RFID revolutionizing pharmaceutical industry ••• Harland Simon launches new Wi-Fi RFID reader ••• Silicon Labs' Bluetooth Mesh solution helps IoT developers cut time to market ••• Toshiba BLE products now support Bluetooth Mesh standard.

  • Tego Releases Environmental-Monitoring Technology for Pharmaceutical Applications

    The Touchless Environmental Monitoring Solution includes a high-memory tag attached to items such as agar exposure plates, an app used on a handheld reading device and Tego's Asset Intelligence Platform to track the history of the item in laboratories or clean-room environments.

  • RFID Technology Lights Up Prescription Will-Call System

    Drugco Discount Pharmacy has deployed a system from Suncrest Solutions and EZ-RFID that includes a light stick stored with each prescription order, which illuminates for drugstore employees to make the search for a particular order fast and easy.

  • Japanese Hospital Trials UHF Patient Wristband

    SATO, the wristband technology provider, is testing the new product with the hospital to confirm that it does not interfere with pacemakers or other implantable devices, while also viewing how it boosts efficiency and patient comfort.

  • Suzuken Group Deploys RFID-Enabled Coolers for Drug Tracking

    The system, provided by ASD Healthcare, was piloted for 18 months, and now will include approximately 1,000 coolers at distribution sites, hospitals and drug stores.

  • JADAK to Purchase ThingMagic

    The $20 million acquisition will allow the medical device technology provider to expand its offerings further into UHF RFID products and solutions, as well as service the government, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

  • PillDrill Uses RFID to Bring Peace of Mind

    The system is designed to simplify medication adherence for patients, and to reassure caregivers and loved ones.

  • Amcor Uses NFC RFID for S.M.R.T Pill Dispenser

    The device, which can be configured for any pill bottle, records when pills are removed, enabling a doctor or caretaker to utilize NFC-enabled smartphones to monitor a patient's compliance.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Denso launches NFC-enabled point-of-sale scanner ••• Suprema adds Android support to RFID-fingerprint scanner ••• Smartrac sells Secure ID & Transactions business to Linxens ••• GS1 US releases new guidelines for item-level pharmaceutical traceability ••• Digi Int'l acquires temperature-tracking solution provider FreshTemp ••• HID Global intros multitech card for government ID programs.

  • RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards

    To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.

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