Tracking samples across the stock
A classic laboratory problem, especially for high-throughput facilities, is to identify where samples and/or standards are or where they have been stored. It is easy to have records stating what content a specific fridge or freezer has, but being able to categorically state, that a specific sample has been stored under specific conditions within a specific location is not possible with technologies like bar coding. Using RFID technology, it is possible to locate bulk samples within your facility, even down to a single shelf with a fridge for example.
Providing an authentication record
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 10% of the drugs in the European Union and up to 50% worldwide are counterfeit. Electronic pedigree is an electronically signed document that certifies both the origin and the chain of custody of a drug. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) is one of the most reliable track-and-trace technologies for providing an accurate pedigree or help secure record of origin for chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The EPC code stored in the RFID tags acts as an electronic pedigree that ensures pharmaceuticals are manufactured and distributed under safe conditions, without tampering and without counterfeit drugs being introduced into the supply chain. With an electronic pedigree, our customers are able to provide a reliable and cost-effective record of authenticity to its distributors.