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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PATHOLOGY IN PRACTICE. With the NHS currently under huge strain, additional time-consuming and burdensome processes add to an already heavy workload. Gillian Ewers examines the advantages that radio frequency identification offers in tracking samples and consumables.