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Production launch of the eSeal RFID solution for pharma caps and closures

RFID-enabled closures combine safety, traceability and brand protection.


January 26, 2016
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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan and ZURICH, Switzerland—eAgile Inc, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, has launched production of the eSeal heat induction solution. eSeal is the first turnkey solution engineered to integrate the benefits of RFID into the billions of caps and closures used by the over-the-counter pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and chemical manufacturers.

The production launch of eSeal follows pilot runs at multiple facilities where millions of RFID-enabled closures were introduced to the supply chain.

“In today’s world, consumers are demanding safety, especially as it relates to healthcare products. Similarly, brand owners and everyone in the supply chain want to provide the safest products possible. eSeal has proven to establish an unprecedented level of security and authenticity in one easy-to-implement solution,” stated Gary Burns, CEO of eAgile.

“Having deployed eSeal at a significant scale, a full array of supply-chain management benefits were provided from the visibility gained by item level tagging. In addition, we achieved the client’s goals of anti-diversion and enhanced security.”

Working as a stand-alone or in conjunction with current security technologies, eSeal integrates a uniquely encoded RFID inlay between the closure and the seal of the product. The final deliverable is a complete cap and seal which is easily substituted into current production equipment.

eAgile’s Integration services complete the system by installing RFID hardware and middleware software to provide relevant data to current ERP or data management applications at strategic locations throughout the supply chain.

Real-time information gathered by the integrated system is used for anti-diversion applications, supply-chain management and product availability within distribution centres and retailers.

eAgile is now focusing on enhancing brand interaction opportunities by linking consumers and their NFC-enabled smartphones to authentication-, expiration-, and dosing-information along with re-purchase and promotional opportunities.