RFID technology has been gaining traction in the healthcare sector, but standardised tools for tracking medications, devices and consumables are lacking. DoseID, a US consortium and the first industry association dedicated to standardising the use of RFID tags in healthcare, was established for the purpose of introducing an industry-wide standard. Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleißheim, Germany) has joined this alliance of leading players in the healthcare sector.
Driving digitisation forward in hospitals requires product solutions based on RFID technology. Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleißheim, Germany) supports this trend with a product evolution and equips its tamper-evident specialty label “Cap-Lock” with an RFID inlay. The security concept for prefilled syringes consisting of a label and cap adapter now also enables automated inventory and supply chain management as well as digital first-opening indication. Cap-Lock plus RFID thus offers efficient and reliable product authentication and enhances patient safety.
Toppan Printing (Tokyo, Japan), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, recently launched Near cross D 2.9, an RFID tag with a battery-free display that can enhance traceability, enable labour-saving, and drive paperless processes in manufacturing, distribution, and retail.