By Eric Suligoj, HID Global
Over the past two decades, the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the life sciences has grown exponentially. Initially leveraged for product and component traceability, RFID’s utility has expanded to safeguard both patients and care providers from the use of counterfeit components, incorrect medications or imprecise doses, unsterilized tools, and outdated materials. RFID also helps to ensure timely device maintenance and provides many additional benefits.
Understanding how RFID can provide this value to both the medtech and biopharmaceutical industries — and dispelling misconceptions surrounding the technology — is key to leveraging it effectively.