Pharmaceutical

EPC Track-and-Trace for Hemophilia

Domino Printing Sciences today announced the successful deployment of a complete EPC track-and-trace solution for the administration of hemophilia products.

ABI: Only 10 Drugs Tagged in 2006

ABI Research today announced bearish prognostications for near-term pharma-tagging, estimating that the industry will only start tagging about ten drugs in 2006. This stands in stark contrast to predictions of just last year, when life science tag shipments were predicted to more than triple from 2005 to 2006.

Alien Worth $577 Million

Alien Technology, the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of RFID readers and inlays, enjoys a current valuation of more than a half-billion dollars. This sum is based on the value of a recent divestiture by Quan Ventures.
Merck KGaA Funds Printable RFID

Merck KGaA Funds Printable RFID

The German pharmaceutical and chemical company is partnering with the Technical University of Darmstadt to develop printable RFID chips based on inorganic materials.

Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for January

Baird has released its January report. The nine-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

Pfizer Shipping RFID-tagged Viagra

One of the pharmaceutical industry's most significant announcements with respect to RFID came Friday afternoon as drug giant Pfizer announced that is has begun shipping RFID-tagged bottles, cases, and pallets of Viagra.