RFID tags could save the U.K. National Health Service $500M/year

RFID tags could save the U.K. National Health Service $500M/year

Diagnostic samples bound for one of the U.K.’s NHS pathology labs get low-cost RFID labels that save packaging, staff, and operational costs, among other benefits.

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Taking on the anti-counterfeiting challenge

Taking on the anti-counterfeiting challenge

Counterfeiting has moved on from small-scale operations to big business. Elisabeth Skoda shines a light on solutions aimed at luxury packaging, pharmaceuticals and fast-moving consumer goods ranging from holograms to printed on-pack and on-blister codes a

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Do Androids dream of electric sensors?

Do Androids dream of electric sensors?

Electronic tracking of medication, flexible electronic connectivity, and battery-free sensor tags? These all sound like they are straight from an alternate universe in a Philip K. Dick novel; however, innovation today in the real world is smart.

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Reducing waste using electronic tagging

Reducing waste using electronic tagging

NFC means two electronic devices can be connected, for example using a debit card or phone for a contactless payment. However, the benefits of NFC go well beyond this, as the technology could also be used to increase recycling and reduce waste.

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Chips with everything as PragmatIC order book busts 20 million mark

Chips with everything as PragmatIC order book busts 20 million mark

Flexible electronics innovator PragmatIC is riding the crest of a trade tsunami: In just two months it has received orders for over 20 million flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) across three continents.

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