Fenwal has entered into a five-year agreement to distribute Biolog-id's radio frequency identification (RFID) blood tracking and traceability system in Europe and the US.
The Biolog-id system provides real-time data to hospital and blood or plasma collection sites about each blood unit following collection through transfusion.
The Biolog-id system uses radio waves to transfer and store data from the electronic labels, helping to prevent transfusion errors.
The system aids in managing blood inventories, tracking temperature and storage conditions of each blood unit, and assuring the right blood unit is matched to a patient need.
Fenwal Global Commercial Operations senior VP Dean Gregory said RFID technology can improve the safety and efficiency of health care delivery, while reducing costs through better inventory management.
"We are pleased to partner with Biolog-id and expand global access to RFID solution for blood tracking and traceability that can help improve safety and drive efficiency in the management and delivery of blood products," Gregory said.