The company has released a solution to help vaccine manufacturers and governments digitize the tracking of vaccine distribution and administration via passive UHF RFID tags that measure temperature and liquid levels, monitor expiration dates and ensure vials are not reused.
Pharmaceutical firms have begun applying Schreiner MediPharm labels with built-in Avery Dennison inlays and PragmatIC flexible ICs to medications, enabling users to authenticate drugs, capture product information and ensure proper usage.
Lux Research's "Sensing for Modern Logistics" study finds that the diverse market and variety of technologies means sensor and IoT use will not be standardized any time soon, though pharmaceuticals, food and other industries are beginning to consolidate with customized traceability solutions.
The medical industry has increased its investment in artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies for the purposes of drug discovery, medical imaging and predictive diagnosis.
XO2Tech has patented a family of products that leverage NFC, RFID or BLE to detect sensor information, such as when an elderly person takes his or her medication and what the next task should be, or when food in a refrigerator begins to spoil.
Fujitsu launches Bluetooth 5.0 dual-mode wireless modules; Schreiner MediPharm adds RFID to security labels; IntelliGuard offers platform to read GS1 RFID drug labels; NXP, Xiaomi offer NFC stickers for smart-home use; LoRa Alliance releases new spec; PLI unveils RFID hotel keys made with recycled materials; Impinj intros RFID reader for IoT.
RFID Journal recently held its 18th annual conference and exhibition. View the presentations and recordings from this online event.
P360 upgrades Swittons IoT smart devices for life sciences; Insight SiP launches BLE module for smart lighting, buildings; STMicroelectronics offers new BLE system-on-chip; NXP unveils BLE solutions for IoT, gaming and more; Auburn University RFID Lab certifies Paragon ID tags, inlays; Rockwell Automation, Microsoft expand IIoT partnership.
The Polish company says it will be able to produce and ship about 170 million UHF, NFC and HF RFID tags a year to start, for use in smart packaging, with the aim of bringing nearly any product online.
Fresenius Kabi has developed a system of tagging its anesthesia and analgesic products so they can be read using any standard UHF RFID reader, thereby providing visibility into when drugs are received at a hospital, stored in cabinets and removed for administration to patients.