The RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) products from NewAge Industries' Verigenics® division enable medical device, pharmaceutical and other regulated companies to track and authenticate consumables, assets and equipment. Individual items such as surgical implements, medical devices, diagnostic instruments, and biotech and pharmaceutical processing components (hoses, filters, valves) can be identified using RFID labels and tags. Verigenics durable RFID tags and labels withstand sterilization processes including autoclave, e-beam and gamma irradiation up to 45 kGy. They are especially practical for single use medical devices.
So, you may ask, what makes RFID better than other identification and tracking methods like bar codes?
The ability to electronically and automatically identify and trace items offers advantages such as:
- Increased safety, especially as it pertains to patients
- Enforcement of single use
- Improved product and data security
- Simplified inventory processes
- Reduced errors and labor
- Read/write capability
Bar codes and handwritten labels work, of course, but leave a lot of room for problems and human error. Cold storage can cause labels to fall off, adhesives and permanent markers present the hazards of leachables, sight lines for bar codes must be unobstructed, handwritten numbers and letters can be transposed, illegible or misread.
Verigenics specializes in automated RFID solutions. It offers a variety of tags, labels, readers, and software systems to help manage assets and consumables electronically, all with the goal of improving patient, provider and product safety and increasing efficiencies.
Read more about Verigenics and its products at www.verigenics.com.
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