Virtually any surgical instrument, instrument tray, sterilization case, as well as endoscopes, arthroscopes and medical power tools, can be quickly and economically retro-fitted with the appropriate N-Metal "Tagger" adapter which will withstand aggressive and repeated autoclaving and cleaning cycles. Moreorver, all "Tagger" adapters will communicate with virtually any standards-compliant RFID read device, and thus offers immediate interoperability with existing RFID-capable medical asset management systems.
RFID-retrofitted medical assets can themselves contain all the required information to trace their history of manufacture, inspection and revisions, data related to specific assembly, disassembly and cleaning instructions, as well as the relevant last surgery information that aids hospitals, sterilization departments and medical equipment providers to reduce costs, increase efficiency, while improving the control and distribution of their medical devices.
The N-Metal medical technology offers unparalleled cost-savings to medical device manufacturers, OEM's and health care providers who are no longer restricted to the use of exclusive, proprietary through-metal RFID read/write tags for their medical device track-and-trace implementations.
Roxen CSE Sàrl is a technology and consulting company headquartered in Vaumarcus, Switzerland, and is the exclusive distributor of N-Metal, a newly developed and innovative technology that gives commercially available and standards-compliant low-frequency RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags and readers the ability to communicate through metal-encapsulated environments. For more information, you can read the VMW March 2006 article Innovative N-Metal technology allows for standards-compliant thru-metal RFID implementation.