Home Internet of Things Aerospace Apparel Energy Defense Health Care Logistics Manufacturing Retail

Access This Premium Content

Options To Access This Article:

What Subscribers Are Saying

  • "Probably the best investment I've ever made."
    Steve Meizlish, President & CEO, MeizCorp Services, Inc.
  • "I have found that RFID Journal provides an objective viewpoint of RFID. It you are looking for a resource that provides insights as to the application and implications of deploying RFID, RFID Journal will meet your needs, It gives you a broad perspective of RFID, beyond the retail supply chain."
    Mike O'Shea, Director of Corporate AutoID/RFID Strategies & Technologies, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • "No other source provides the consistent value-added insight that Mark Robert and his staff do. In a world dominated by press release after press release, RFID Journal is developing as the one place to go to make the most sense out of the present and future of RFID in commerce."
    Bob Hurley, Project Leader for RFID, Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care Division
  • "RFID Journal is the one go-to source for information on the latest in RFID technology."
    Bruce Keim, Director, Hewlett-Packard
  • "RFID Journal is the only source I need to keep up to the minute with the happenings in the RFID world."
    Blair Hawley, VP of Supply Chain, Remington Products Company

Drug Company Automates RFID Tagging of Compounded Products

Nephron Pharmaceuticals is making its own RFID-enabled labels to attach to each compounded syringe products it sells to hospitals and health-care providers, so that they can be tracked from the point of shipment to patient bedsides.
By Claire Swedberg
Mar 03, 2019

Drug manufacturer Nephron Pharmaceuticals is building UHF RFID tags into the labels that are applied to its prefilled syringe products. The system makes each item individually visible where RFID readers are employed at its own facility, as well as at its health-care customers' facilities.

With the technology in place, the company can help its customers to manage inventory more efficiently and safely, by removing the need for manual checks during restocking and dispensing. The company's health-care provider customers are reading the tags using Kit Check RFID readers, and are utilizing Kit Check's cloud-based software to manage data about each product.

A compounded syringe
Nephron Pharmaceuticals makes generic drugs and is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered 503b outsourcing facility. Those 503b compounded products are aimed at helping to meet drug shortages, based on the FDA's requirements. The 503b products consist of blow-fill-seal, prefilled syringes and small-volume parenteral solutions (SVPs) individually packaged for hospitals and health-care providers, says Hank Jibaja, Nephron's chief information officer.

The firm opened a new facility in West Columbia, S.C., in 2015. The purpose-built, 408,000-square-foot site manufactures 1.1 billion generic respiratory doses each year using blow-fill-seal, as well as millions of 503B-based, prefilled syringes.

To continue reading this article, please log in or choose a purchase option.

Option 1: Become a Premium Member.

One-year subscription, unlimited access to Premium Content: $189

Gain access to all of our premium content and receive 10% off RFID Reports and RFID Events!

Option 2: Purchase access to this specific article.

This article contains 1,164 words and 4 pages. Purchase Price: $19.99

Upgrade now, and you'll get immediate access to:

  • Case Studies

    Our in-dept case-study articles show you, step by step, how early adopters assessed the business case for an application, piloted it and rolled out the technology.

    Free Sample: How Cognizant Cut Costs by Deploying RFID to Track IT Assets

  • Best Practices

    The best way to avoid pitfalls is to know what best practices early adopters have already established. Our best practices have helped hundreds of companies do just that.

  • How-To Articles

    Don’t waste time trying to figure out how to RFID-enable a forklift, or deciding whether to use fixed or mobile readers. Our how-to articles provide practical advice and reliable answers to many implementation questions.

  • Features

    These informative articles focus on adoption issues, standards and other important trends in the RFID industry.

    Free Sample: Europe Is Rolling Out RFID

  • Magazine Articles

    All RFID Journal Premium Subscribers receive our bimonthly RFID Journal print magazine at no extra cost, and also have access to the complete online archive of magazine articles from past years.

Become a member today!

RFID Journal LIVE! RFID in Health Care LIVE! LatAm LIVE! Brasil LIVE! Europe RFID Connect Virtual Events RFID Journal Awards Webinars Presentations