Once relegated to tracking large hospital equipment, RFID is beginning to become mainstream in life science packaging. Here, Melissa Griffen explains how Fresenius sought to add RFID for traceability on bottles to meet customer wishes. The key to the success of the project was the use of GS1 standards. Griffen also discusses some lessons learned during implementation.
Fresenius Kabi, a healthcare company specializing in life-saving drugs and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, was approached three years ago by several of its customers (hospitals and pharmacies) to set up RFID tracking on drug inventory, which they had added manually. –a long and tedious process. Fresenius Kabi customers have found RFID tracking to be more accurate than barcodes, allowing them to scan many medications at once, track expiration dates more easily, and better maintain tighter inventory levels . Healthcare packaging two-part series on RFID implementation at Allegheny Health Network deepens interest in RFID from a distributor perspective.
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