Archive for the ‘RFID’ Category

Gamma-Resistant FRAM RFID Chips Enable Cradle-to-Grave Tracking of Medical Devices

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Japan’s Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd has developed a radiation-resistant radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip with full traceability. When exposed even to small doses of gamma radiation, the memory of conventional RFID tags with E2PROM or Flash is completely erased or corrupted. By contrast, Fujitsu’s FerVID family of products with ferroelectric random access ...

Japan’s Toppan Printing to Begin Commercial Production of Autoclavable RFID Tags

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Toppan Printing Co. will start mass production of its new radio frequency identification (RFID) tag housings for medical devices in the spring of 2012. Japan’s second-largest printing company, Toppan developed in August three versions of the reusable RFID tag for medical applications such as forceps, disposable gauze, operating room gowns, ...

RFID Tags Can Save Paper and Lives

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Guest blogger Dave Selin, European Sales Manager, Uson, writes: When William Shakespeare wrote, “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers,” he probably was not imagining that a weapon of choice would be a tiny RFID tag. But it is. The same ISO-standard RFID tags that are used for parts traceability ...

Maxell Seiki’s Intelligent Microtube Employs Embedded RFID Technology

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Maxell Seiki recently launched the “Intelligent Microtube,” which is aimed at the medical device and drug-development markets. Designed with an embedded RFID chip, the microtubes are used to cryopreserve expensive cells, protein and DNA. Because the RFID chip is embedded into the bottom of the microtube, fatigue failure seldom occurs ...

New Protocols Will Test Effects of RFID Systems on Medical Devices

Monday, October 12th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_9503" align="alignleft" width="325" caption="GTRI recently began testing whether RFID systems cause any negative effects on medical devices, under what conditions these effects might occur. Image courtesy of Gary Meek, Georgia Tech."][/caption] Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are widely used for applications that include inventory management, package tracking, toll collection, passport ...

VeriChip to Develop and Supply RFID Tags for Medical Components Inc.

Friday, March 20th, 2009

From the wire: VeriChip Corp., a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and patient-related needs based in Florida, USA, announced today that it has entered into a development and supply agreement with Medical Components Inc. (Medcomp), a global manufacturer of vascular access catheters. VeriChip will develop and manufacture ...

Electronica: Low-Cost RFID Chip for Temperature Tracking Announced

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

ZMD AG, a worldwide supplier of application-specific integrated circuits (IC) for mobile medical appliances, automotive applications, and industrial automation, today announced its low-cost RFID (radio frequency identification) chip for temperature tracking in the logistics chain. "ZMD has the most complete ASSP portfolio - especially for RFID," said the firm's CEO Thilo von Selchow at today's press conference. ...

Researchers Develop Needle-Free Testing Device for Diabetes

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Here's a shot of good news for diabetics: they may soon see a day when they will no longer have to prick their fingers to check blood glucose levels, reports Shane Hickey in the Hoya, the newspaper of record of Georgetown University (Washington, DC). Teams of researchers from the Georgetown Advanced Electronics ...

Healthcare on Agenda of RFID Conference

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

[caption id="attachment_780" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="At RFID Europe 2008, Dutch physician Erik Jan van Lieshout presented a paper on the safety of RFID in critical care environments."][/caption] RFID technology can be uniquely useful for tracking medical equipment and personnel in a hospital, but it is not without its hazards. The technology's healthcare ...