Making smart living smarter
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Making smart living smarter

OPE JOURNAL. Alastair Hanlon, chief commercial officer at PragmatIC Semiconductor, discusses low-cost RFID, flexible electronics and sensors as technological foundations for truly smart living, and explains why it's the beginning of a new era – The Internet of Everything. 

 How could NFC tech transform healthcare packaging?
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How could NFC tech transform healthcare packaging?

PACKAGING EUROPE. A partnership between Avery Dennison Smartrac, PragmatIC Semiconductor and Schreiner MediPharm has seen the three companies combine their expertise to leverage the power of near-field communication (NFC) in smart packaging for healthcare.

Tech companies release low-cost flexible NFC drug labels
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Tech companies release low-cost flexible NFC drug labels

RFID JOURNAL. Pharmaceutical firms have begun applying Schreiner MediPharm labels with built-in Avery Dennison inlays and PragmatIC flexible ICs to medications, enabling users to authenticate drugs and ensure proper usage.

Releasing pressure on pathology services: RFID has the key
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Releasing pressure on pathology services: RFID has the key

PATHOLOGY IN PRACTICE. With the NHS continuing to struggle as it responds to the pandemic and the effects that COVID-19 is having on a heavy workload, Gillian Ewers examines the advantages that RFID and a transport and tracking system offer. 

Ultra-low-cost flexible ICs make possible trillions of smart objects
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Ultra-low-cost flexible ICs make possible trillions of smart objects

EE JOURNAL. The word “pragmatic” is defined as “dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations." I received an email from PragmatIC Semiconductor. 

PragmatIC, Quality Hospital Solutions launch SamplePod
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PragmatIC, Quality Hospital Solutions launch SamplePod

PRINTED ELECTRONICS NOW. SamplePod, a novel sample transportation and tracking system, with an RFID-based labeling solution, could make pathology services more efficient and significantly reduce costs. 

Now is the time to invest in RFID to improve efficiencies in healthcare
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Now is the time to invest in RFID to improve efficiencies in healthcare

HEALTH TECH DIGITAL. The healthcare sector has come under unprecedented pressure. It is important to investigate new innovations that can deliver tangible benefits to patients and providers. 

Flexible RFID drives scalable medical sample shipments
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Flexible RFID drives scalable medical sample shipments

EENEWS EUROPE. SamplePod, an innovative system for carrying medical samples is using flexible RFID chips in labels from PragmatIC to track thousands of shipments every day.

Women in technology - Mixing it up with ICs
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Women in technology - Mixing it up with ICs

ELECTRONICS WEEKLY. Dr Catherine Ramsdale, the senior vice-president of technology at PragmatIC, which makes flexible ICs, was encouraged at school by a physics teacher who took A‑level students to an open day at Imperial College in London.

NHS Trust lab leverages RFID system for sample tracking
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NHS Trust lab leverages RFID system for sample tracking

RFID JOURNAL. SamplePod comes with PragmatIC's unique flexible integrated circuits in labels, in order to individually identify each sample, link it to the pod and identify its location from a hospital's surgery department to lab testing. 

Transforming pathology with RFID could save the NHS millions
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Transforming pathology with RFID could save the NHS millions

EUROPEAN PHARMACEUTICAL REVIEW. This article explores how implementing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and flexible electronics could help NHS pathology services cope with the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

A machine learning processing engine to build flexible devices with odor recognition capabilities
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A machine learning processing engine to build flexible devices with odor recognition capabilities

TECH XPLORE. In recent years, there has been an increase in the development of flexible electronics: electronic components that can be stretched and thus enable the development of smart watches, fitness trackers, or other wearable smart devices.