WASHINGTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical errors
may soon be a relic of the past. Smart, wireless, RFID skin patches for
identification and diagnostic applications are now being manufactured by
Frank Sammeroff Ltd., who has formed a strategic alliance with Gentag, Inc.
for the production of the patches.
"By combining cell phones with RFID skin patches, we feel that medical
errors in hospitals worldwide can be reduced significantly, resulting in
major cost benefits," announced Dr. John Peeters, the founder of Gentag.
"Our unique, patented, non-invasive solution combines disposable skin
patches with RFID tags and cell phones and will allow physicians and nurses
to use their cell phones or wireless PDAs to update medical charts, time of
patient visit, drug administration, and also be immediately warned about
possible drug interactions, prior to drug delivery.
"It is anticipated that these RFID skin patches and matching cell-phone
software will be competitively priced to allow hospitals worldwide to use
"Frank Sammeroff Ltd. is pleased to add this innovative technology to
its product portfolio," Lawrence Sammeroff, the chairman of the company
said, adding, "We expect large quantities of RFID skin patches to be sold
to hospitals but also to organizations such as amusement parks, where the
ID skin patches could be used for entrance control, payment services, and
for child identification and child location. Sammeroff will market the
smart skin patches under its own label and will also offer private-label
The smart skin patches are thin, flexible, and wash proof, thus
allowing comfortable wear for anyone. The skin patches allow for writing on
them by pen, as well as writing data to the chip or to a remote website.
Gentag, Inc. is a technology development company focusing on the
creation of innovative, low-cost, wireless sensor technologies based on
cell phones. The company owns a unique intellectual property IP portfolio
relating to cell- phone sensor combinations and wireless sensor networks.
Frank Sammeroff Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of surgical dressings
and other healthcare products. The company was established in 1939.
For media inquiries please contact Marc Onigman at (617) 413-2830
(Gentag) or Lawrence Sammeroff (Chairman of Frank Sammeroff Ltd) at
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or firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing, licensing, and distribution options.
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SOURCE Gentag, Inc.