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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
Sep. 25, 2020

RFID in Pharma: What’s the Problem?

RFID already dominates all sorts of systems we as consumers use on a daily basis. It’s how we gain access to the parking garage at work, it’s built into visitor passes at theme parks and ski resorts, it’s present on thousands of products we buy from major retailers and in almost every luggage tag we use in airports around the
Sep. 10, 2020

Why “Quality” Matters for RFID-Tagged Pharmaceutical Drug Products

Most pharmaceutical manufacturers and compounders don’t have a lot of experience adding RFID tags to their unit-of-use products. Sure, there have been a few unsuccessful pushes over the last 20 years, but by and large, this is not a strong competency in the industry. When pharmaceutical manufacturers start evaluating an RFID tagging initiative, one of the first mistakes they often