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  • Report: RFID Healthcare Spending Boom in 2007

    The National Alliance for Health Information Technology and giant information technology consulting firm BearingPoint have released the results of a survey they conducted of more than 300 healthcare professionals. The findings indicate a slow year in 2006, followed by a dramatic uptick in spending in 2007 and beyond. This article has more.

  • Aegate to Track Drugs in U.S., Belgium

    Currently utilized by some U.K. pharmacies, the RFID-based system is being tailored for use in other countries.

  • Frost: RFID Pharma-Healthcare to Top $2B in 2011

    Frost & Sullivan today released a report on RFID's application in the pharmaceutical and healthcare verticals, predicting the market will top $2 billion by 2011. This article has more details.

  • TI Buys Impinj Gen 2 Chips for Inlays

    Texas Instruments is the latest tag manufacturer using the Impinj Monza chip for Gen 2 inlays and chip-and-strap assemblies.

  • Health Care Sees Safety in RFID

    A survey shows that the biggest health-care players are deploying RFID at a faster pace, with spending expected to jump industry-wide in 2007.

  • New RFID-Enabled Drug Pedigree Solutions

    Sun Microsystems has launched one solution for deploying item-level pharmaceuticals track and trace applications with RFID. SupplyScape, Systech and Tagsys are partnering on another.

  • Sun Announces RFID Pharma Solution

    Sun Microsystems today announced an RFID solution aimed at the pharmaceutical supply chain. Called the Sun RFID Industry Solution for Drug Authentication, the new offering is a combination of software, hardware, and services.

  • Sensitech’s RFID Cold Chain Solution

    The cold chain technology company has RFID-enabled its TempTale sensors and developed a platform for end-to-end temperature-tracking of perishable foods.

  • SecureRF Creates New Encryption Method

    The data security startup says its Algebraic Eraser is faster, requires less processing power and could be used on EPC Gen 2 Class 1 tags for protecting data transmissions.

  • HP and Philips Partner to Spur Gen2 Adoption

    Technology giants Hewlett Packard and Philips Semiconductors today threw their combined weight behind spurring accelerated adoption of Gen2 technology.

  • RFID and the Cold Chain, Part II

    Last week RFID Update participated in a phone call discussion about the cold chain, which covered all aspects of the ways in which RFID is being used throughout the cold chain to improve old processes and expand into new ones.

  • RFID and the Cold Chain, Part I

    Last week RFID Update participated in a phone call discussion about the cold chain, which covered all aspects of the ways in which RFID is being used throughout the cold chain to improve old processes and expand into new ones.

  • TI and VeriSign Collaborate to Curb Drug Counterfeiting

    Texas Instruments and VeriSign this week jointly announced "Authenticated RFID", a model of RFID data encryption and security that the companies intend to aid the fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

  • RFID Pharmaceutical Tracking Pilot Rolls Out

    This week saw the announcement of four companies rolling out what is considered the first commercial electronic pedigree program for pharmaceuticals.

  • U.K. Pharma-Tagging Pilot a Success; Nationwide Roll-Out to Follow

    A three-month pharmaceutical tagging pilot in the U.K. has completed with successful results, and the system will probably be expanded throughout the U.K. within the next 12 months.

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