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Nov. 05, 2020

The Evolution of Drug Tracking: from Barcodes to The Registry

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the difference between storing the drug’s entire dataset of attributes and history on the vial or syringe label vs. storing only a serial number on the label and using that unique number as an identifier to lookup all of the drug’s data in a database. In this post, we’ll build on
Oct. 29, 2020

What driver’s licenses can teach us about drug identification

Imagine if the DMV didn’t maintain a database of drivers and their driving history. Instead, they just printed all the important information on your driver’s license — such as your name, date of birth, and preferences for organ donation — and relied on each driver to carry their license at all times. Now, imagine if someone got pulled over for
Oct. 27, 2020

DoseID, the first industry consortium around RFID use in healthcare, announces its Board of Directors

AUBURN, Ala. (October 27) — DoseID, the first of its kind industry consortium for best practices in RFID use in healthcare, announced its founding board of directors. DoseID brings industry players from across the healthcare continuum together to ensure RFID quality, performance, and interoperability for drug products. The board of directors represents a wide range of leading companies in the
Oct. 21, 2020

Near Field vs Far Field RFID Reader Antennas

RFID reader antennas have both a near field and a far-field. As stated previously, UHF “squiggle” type RFID antennas often are capable of working in both the near and far-fields even though they are generally optimized for far-field communication. UHF RFID tags are generally considered to be the standard for inventory tracking/management so we will focus on UHF RFID tags
Oct. 13, 2020

How Do I Choose the Right RFID Inlay for My Pharmaceutical Application?

When selecting an RFID Tag, there are nearly limitless antenna designs from which to choose. So how do you know which one is the right one for your application? There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” RFID tag antenna. The tag’s antenna design will affect compatibility with reader antennas and effective frequency ranges. It will also