Pharmaceutical applications of radio-frequency identification

Rohit Kalra, Pallavi Shetty, Srinivas Mutalik, Usha Nayak, M. Reddy, N. Udupa

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a small electronic device that utilizes the radio waves for the purpose of security, personnel identification, surveillance, medical identification, patient history, library automation, baggage application, toll collection, file tracking, electronic payment, etc. Three types of RFID tags namely, active, passive, and semi-passive RFID tags, are currently available. The basic components of RFID system are RFID transponder, antenna, and transceiver. This review mainly focuses on the various applications of RFIDs in the pharmaceutical sector. RFID has potential applicability in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors such as product tracking and inventory control, limiting the Bullwhip effect, supply chain management, maintenance of dyes and punches, preclinical study, identification of patients and hospital staff, avoidance of medication errors, etc., which have been discussed in detail. Besides having innumerable applications, RFID technology is in its early stages in pharmaceutical systems and hence its potential is required to be explored more in practical. The RFID systems are expensive which makes the adaptability of this system very difficult. Hence the development of low cost RFIDs is a big challenge at present and more research activities are required in this direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalSystematic Reviews in Pharmacy
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2012

Fingerprint

Radio Frequency Identification Device
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Library Automation
Radio Waves
Medication Errors
Equipment and Supplies
Health Care Sector
Coloring Agents
Maintenance

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmaceutical Science

Cite this

@article{d036f2d40a69429b9bfe922702dc4079,
title = "Pharmaceutical applications of radio-frequency identification",
abstract = "Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a small electronic device that utilizes the radio waves for the purpose of security, personnel identification, surveillance, medical identification, patient history, library automation, baggage application, toll collection, file tracking, electronic payment, etc. Three types of RFID tags namely, active, passive, and semi-passive RFID tags, are currently available. The basic components of RFID system are RFID transponder, antenna, and transceiver. This review mainly focuses on the various applications of RFIDs in the pharmaceutical sector. RFID has potential applicability in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors such as product tracking and inventory control, limiting the Bullwhip effect, supply chain management, maintenance of dyes and punches, preclinical study, identification of patients and hospital staff, avoidance of medication errors, etc., which have been discussed in detail. Besides having innumerable applications, RFID technology is in its early stages in pharmaceutical systems and hence its potential is required to be explored more in practical. The RFID systems are expensive which makes the adaptability of this system very difficult. Hence the development of low cost RFIDs is a big challenge at present and more research activities are required in this direction.",
author = "Rohit Kalra and Pallavi Shetty and Srinivas Mutalik and Usha Nayak and M. Reddy and N. Udupa",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
doi = "10.4103/0975-8453.107134",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "24--30",
journal = "Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy",
issn = "0975-8453",
publisher = "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd",
number = "1",

}

Pharmaceutical applications of radio-frequency identification. / Kalra, Rohit; Shetty, Pallavi; Mutalik, Srinivas; Nayak, Usha; Reddy, M.; Udupa, N.

In: Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 24-30.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Pharmaceutical applications of radio-frequency identification

AU - Kalra, Rohit

AU - Shetty, Pallavi

AU - Mutalik, Srinivas

AU - Nayak, Usha

AU - Reddy, M.

AU - Udupa, N.

PY - 2012/1

Y1 - 2012/1

N2 - Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a small electronic device that utilizes the radio waves for the purpose of security, personnel identification, surveillance, medical identification, patient history, library automation, baggage application, toll collection, file tracking, electronic payment, etc. Three types of RFID tags namely, active, passive, and semi-passive RFID tags, are currently available. The basic components of RFID system are RFID transponder, antenna, and transceiver. This review mainly focuses on the various applications of RFIDs in the pharmaceutical sector. RFID has potential applicability in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors such as product tracking and inventory control, limiting the Bullwhip effect, supply chain management, maintenance of dyes and punches, preclinical study, identification of patients and hospital staff, avoidance of medication errors, etc., which have been discussed in detail. Besides having innumerable applications, RFID technology is in its early stages in pharmaceutical systems and hence its potential is required to be explored more in practical. The RFID systems are expensive which makes the adaptability of this system very difficult. Hence the development of low cost RFIDs is a big challenge at present and more research activities are required in this direction.

AB - Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a small electronic device that utilizes the radio waves for the purpose of security, personnel identification, surveillance, medical identification, patient history, library automation, baggage application, toll collection, file tracking, electronic payment, etc. Three types of RFID tags namely, active, passive, and semi-passive RFID tags, are currently available. The basic components of RFID system are RFID transponder, antenna, and transceiver. This review mainly focuses on the various applications of RFIDs in the pharmaceutical sector. RFID has potential applicability in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors such as product tracking and inventory control, limiting the Bullwhip effect, supply chain management, maintenance of dyes and punches, preclinical study, identification of patients and hospital staff, avoidance of medication errors, etc., which have been discussed in detail. Besides having innumerable applications, RFID technology is in its early stages in pharmaceutical systems and hence its potential is required to be explored more in practical. The RFID systems are expensive which makes the adaptability of this system very difficult. Hence the development of low cost RFIDs is a big challenge at present and more research activities are required in this direction.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84875727694&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84875727694&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4103/0975-8453.107134

DO - 10.4103/0975-8453.107134

M3 - Review article

VL - 3

SP - 24

EP - 30

JO - Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy

JF - Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy

SN - 0975-8453

IS - 1

ER -