Radio frequency identification tagging system for blood products has won FDA approval


Intravenous products: Medpage Today report “A radio frequency identification tagging system for blood products, allowing them to be tracked through the supply chain, has won FDA approval, the agency said. Called iTrace for Blood Centers, the system consists of small memory chips placed on blood component bags and readers to download the data stored on the chips — radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Information on the bag’s contents, its expiration date, and details about its collection and processing would be stored on the chips.”

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