Blood-Tracking Device Uses New Technology05/29/13
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- The first device to use
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to help workers
track blood products and prevent the release of unsuitable samples
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The iTrace for Blood Centers device uses a memory-storage chip
on the item being tracked. In addition to barcode identification
systems already in place, the new device provides another layer of
protection in product tracking, the agency said in a news
The device can track information including a product code, blood
type and expiration date, the FDA said.
iTrace is manufactured by SysLogic Inc., based in Brookfield,
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