IMI Releases RFID Tamper Resistant Cap with DoseID Authentication
IMI's Prep-Lock line of tamper-resistant products helps ensure medication safety from the pharmacy to the patient. DoseID-certified RFID technology offers advantages for enhancing tamper-resistant products. "RFID technology represents the future of inventory management and drug safety. This technology fits perfectly with IMI's core business strategy of providing drug safety solutions to healthcare organizations around the world," said Bryan McGurn, IMI Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Prep Lock tamper-resistant caps are an established method of providing security for medication safety. Tamper-proof caps for ENFit and oral syringes provide the same high-value risk mitigation as IV caps used by 84% of the top outsourced compounders in the US. RFID technology enables real-time scanning to optimize inventory management, efficiency, and drug safety, while creating quantifiable pharmaceutical supply chain benefits by providing item-level inventory visibility. Every medication secured with a tamper-resistant cap with RFID is trackable throughout its life cycle. Together, these two powerful technologies improve workflow efficiency, eliminate time-consuming manual inventory control processes, assist with growing regulatory demands, and provide a comprehensive strategy to prevent, detect, and resolve drug diversion incidents. In addition, tamper-resistant caps with RFID technology significantly reduce RFID implementation costs.
IMI joined DoseID, a consortium of RFID proponents, in 2020 to support interoperability, quality and performance of RFID tag products. The DoseID RFID tag, now incorporated into the Prep Lock tamper-resistant cap, is certified by the ARC program at Auburn University's RFID Lab to ensure that it meets the high standards set by the DoseID Alliance and that these standards meet the needs of the medical industry.
"We're using RFID tags to automate inventory management to better understand inventory movement," said Dr. Paul Stranges, AE-C Clinical Assistant Professor, PharmD, BCACP, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Chicago. "It really helps us improve our efficiency." Incorporating RFID technology into IMI's tamper-resistant caps has significant advantages in supply chain management. They provide an efficient and cost-effective method for hospitals and outsourced compounding operations.