Authentication and Traceability
Vials and Syringes with RFID-Labels
With label-integrated RFID technology, products or medicines can be clearly identified, traced and authenticated according to the lock-and-key principle. However, conventional RFID/NFC solutions have mainly been adopted in high-value use cases. In order to be able to offer smart Pharma-Labels also for low-cost medicines and high-volume requirements, Schreiner MediPharm entered into a strategic partnership with PragmatIC, a world leader in low-cost flexible electronics.
The special feature of the RFID-Labels is a flexible electronics chip embedded in Schreiner MediPharm’s functional labels. Unlike conventional silicon chips, the chips from PragmatIC’s ConnectIC® family are extremely thin and flexible and can be embedded into a variety of substrates. This makes the solution particularly suitable for small containers with very small radius of curvature such as small vials and syringes. Like all solutions from Schreiner MediPharm, the new RFID-Labels are customized to suit the respective primary containers, packaging or devices in order to enhance ease of use and safety. As a result, manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices benefit from an even more extensive portfolio of smart labels offered by Schreiner MediPharm as specialist in innovative functional labels.
“Schreiner MediPharm’s label and industry expertise combined with our products 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.”
PragmatIC is a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments. Its unique technology platform delivers flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) that are thinner than a human hair and can be easily embedded into everyday objects. PragmatIC is reinventing RFID and NFC to bring connectivity to mass market applications.