Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry

〈 Industry Case Studies 〉

Medical and Pharmaceutical
In the medical and pharmaceutical industries, usage methods that make use of the characteristics of RFID are spreading. In the case of medical equipment, RFID is used by manufacturers, distributors/special agents, and medical institutions (hospitals). In the case of pharmaceuticals, RFID is used by pharmaceutical manufacturers, distribution centers, hospitals and pharmacies. It is expected to improve the efficiency of work in each environment. Within the RFID market, it will be an industry with great future potential.
In the medical industry, as the birthrate declines and the population ages, the number of medical patients is expected to increase, and the burden on healthcare workers will continue to grow. In addition, from the perspective of "quality" and "safety" of medical care, improvements from the current operation are required. In the pharmaceutical industry, there is concern about the possibility of health damage caused by counterfeit products, and there is a demand for authenticity determination and distribution management.
[Improvement of SPD (in-hospital distribution management) Operations]
Medical equipment manufacturers, mainly orthopedics, use only a part of the product group delivered according to the surgery, such as long-term rental, short-term rental, purchase, etc., unlike the sales format of general companies. The unused product group is returned to each manufacturer, and after replenishing the shortage, it is shipped again, repeating the cycle. Inspections and sales recording at manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and hospitals place a heavy burden on human workers, and the use of RFID has begun to be considered as a way for labor-saving. From the perspective of medical quality, safety, and business feasibility such as economic efficiency and profitability, we will deliver high-level medical care to patients by delivering products that are needed at the right time. It is also expected to prevent medical errors by providing it, and by scrutinizing unnecessary items and reducing purchases, we can contribute to the soundness of hospital management.

[Pharmaceutical Distribution Management]
As digitalization accelerates, there are many counterfeit products that look just like the real thing. There are a wide variety of purchase channels, such as major shopping sites and online auctions, and it is difficult to determine authenticity when purchasing from a store other than an authorized dealer. The possibility of health damage caused by counterfeit medicines is viewed as a problem. By attaching RFID labels to pharmaceutical bottles, blood packs, and pharmaceutical packaging boxes, it is possible to determine not only physical authenticity, but also corporate attitude authenticity, that is, production management and distribution management.
Types of RFID Tags in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry:
Various types of Labels (Small/Large Size, Removable, Moisture Resistant and Metal Compatible etc.)