Ultra-low cost RFID to accelerate deployment of smart labels in pharmaceutical and medical devices
PragmatIC, a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, and Schreiner MediPharm, a leading provider of specialty labels for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, have entered into a strategic partnership to add smart labels based on PragmatIC’s ConnectIC family of flexible integrated circuits into Schreiner MediPharm’s product portfolio.
”PragmatIC’s unique solutions will enable us to add connectivity and intelligence to a much wider range of products than was previously possible”, said Dr Thomas Schweizer, President of Schreiner MediPharm. “We are developing innovative smart labels for packaging and multiple device types that will improve usability and safety for both patients and healthcare professionals.”
The use of RFID in the pharmaceutical industry offers a variety of applications through the assignment of a unique ID, which is practically non-reproducible. For instance, secure identification and traceability of individual products in devices and processes. But to date it mainly has been adopted only in high value use cases because of cost. The revolutionary ConnectIC devices deliver RFID solutions at the lowest cost point in the market, sweeping away the cost issue. In addition, FlexICs are ultra-thin and flexible, which makes them suitable for embedding into a wide range of substrates used for the innovative functional labels of Schreiner MediPharm.
“This partnership with Schreiner MediPharm highlights how our ground-breaking ConnectIC product line is set to accelerate the deployment of RFID-based digital solutions in the healthcare sector,” commented Scott White, CEO of PragmatIC. “We are really pleased to see adoption of our technology by leading global suppliers like Schreiner MediPharm and look forward to working closely with them to develop new use cases for their products.”