Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Clinical Material Supply Chain
Challenges and opportunities
Dr. Rango Dietrich
ALTANA Pharma AG, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Konstanz (Germany)
Correspondence: Dr. Rango Dietrich, Senior Director Pharmaceutical Sciences, Key words Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) • Standardization of Investigational Medicinal Product Labels (SIMPL)
ALTANA Pharma AG, Byk-Gulden-Str. 2, 78467 Konstanz (Germany), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting with a general description on how RFID works and what applications have currently become common, the situation with pharmaceutical industry in applying this technology is considered.
Having analysed drivers and hurdles of implementation some potential of RFID application has been identified within clinical supply chain.
Following the “think big, start smart” strategy and embedded in thoroughly investigated business processes a pilot project named SIMPL (Standardization of Investigational Medicinal Product Labels) is described with solutions for and work-arounds of current hurdles.