Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology company eAgile Inc. has announced that the US Patent Office has granted a patent for the company's eSealT RFID-enabled packaging solution. eSeal solves many of the underlying concerns surrounding the nearly one trillion containers consumed annually by the medical, cosmetics, food and beverage industries. These industries require visibility throughout the distribution process to combat counterfeiting and product tampering.
"Our team has created a breakthrough solution to secure the supply chain," says Gary Burns, CEO of eAgile Inc. "The demand for intelligent packaging continues to rise, especially in the pharmaceutical and over-the-counter (OTC) drug markets. Consumers and governments are demanding proof of safe and authentic products. Our RFID-enabled caps and shrink seals allow manufacturers to achieve compliance while protecting the integrity of their brand."
eSeal customers can expect to gain the following three benefits:
- Security. eSeal verifies the contents of sealed containers and cartons to ensure the product is genuine, not part of a recall, within the expiration date and has not been tampered with.
- Visibility. Every eSeal tagged item bears its own secure and unique ID for e-pedigree or regulatory compliance and can be individually tracked throughout distribution with a location and time/date stamp.
- Simplification. eSeal closures and shrink seals are designed to replace current packaging and can be introduced with minimal disruption.