RFID in clinical laboratory analysis

RFID in clinical laboratory analysis

Eccel worked with the customer, a leading manufacturer of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) laboratory analysis machines to embed our RFID reader (DTE41027). We modified our reader design to pass FCC, ISED and RED (CE) approvals and produced RFID tags for cartridge consumables to be inserted into our customer’s high power blood analysis machine.

When consumables are loaded, our RFID tags transmit all the necessary information from the consumable to a display screen on the front of the machine automatically. This eliminates human error that could be caused by incorrect manual data input, saves associated operator time and enables full traceability for consumables used in the machine.

Eccel’s RFID software routines are integrated seamlessly alongside other calibration software routines to enable our customer to provide end users with an analysis machine that can be operated with minimal human intervention.

Our RFID design also enabled the customer to implement a system where reagent consumables such as buffers can be changed as the machine is running, thereby maximising the throughput of samples for analysis. Again necessary test parameters for each reagent are transferred to the machine automatically through reading the RFID tag when they are loaded without the need for manual input.

Our custom design modifications enabled the customer to seamlessly market their machine across the US, Canada and Europe thanks to our embedded RFID designs already having the appropriate approvals from regulatory bodies prior to entering the production phase.

By enabling control of consumables our design also facilitates a business model for our customers that provides end users with machines that have a low up-front cost and repeat business consumables to enable and enhance value for our customer and provide “pay as you use” expense for their end customers.

Please contact sales@eccel.co.uk if you are interested in learning more about RFID applications in laboratory analysis.

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