Can RFID Track Small Laboratory Containers?

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Ask The ExpertsCan RFID Track Small Laboratory Containers?
RFID Journal Staff asked 4 years ago

I have an array of 48 small reagent bottles, and I'd like to tag each one so that I can know which bottles are at which locations. Is there a reasonable RFID solution that could accomplish this?




It's likely that an HID Global solution used to track samples at cryogenic storage facilities would work for your needs. The tags are small and durable, and the reader can identify each vial's location. There were other solutions available on the market, but some of the companies that offered them are no longer in business. Here are some stories we've published that might prove useful to you:

New RFID Tag With More Memory
Putting Tags on Test Tubes
Calif. Startup Develops RFID-enabled Products to Track Medical Tests
Can Very Small Items Be Tagged?
Operational Efficiency: Using RFID to Eliminate Errors
RFID-enabled Locks Secure Bags of Blood
Labs Use Tags for Cold Storage
NFC May Bring Efficiency, Accountability to Laboratories

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