Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC Use Cases - Overview

Pharmaceutical NFC Packaging Use Case Overview

Pharmaceutical NFC is being used for medication adherence, temperature indicating, improving clinical trials, anti-counterfeiting measures, promotions, and consumer engagement. Uses for Pharmaceutical NFC Applications are endless from NFC being used to create a digital product that can be referenced for authentication, to NFC labels that can monitor temperature of medications such as injectable at the time of interrogation to capacitance sensing application that can confirm that an auto injector is empty after the dose has been administered. NFC used for pharmaceutical applications are endless. 

Near Field Communication or NFC is a subset of RFID which uses proximity with a one way communication to the reader. The reader is generally a mobile device. NFC has a distance of 10 centimeters or less hence the name near field communication. NFC is an ideal application for the last mile of the supply chain. Because it has to be scanned in close proximity and requires line of sight the information on the Label cannot be captured from a distance. The technology has been proven to be safe and secure allowing hundreds millions of dollars of transaction to occur every year without the threat of theft. Couple the security aspect to the ease of use and the readily available readers IE. mobile devices with ability to communicate with consumers and patients with or without a mobile application. NFC makes the perfect smart packaging option for authentication, consumer engagement, patient adherence, medication education, tamper evidence, improving health outcomes, and more.

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More About Near Field Communication or NFC

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to communicate with each other over short distances. NFC is based on RFID technology, which enables communication between two devices when they are placed within a few centimeters of each other.

NFC is commonly used for contactless payments, where a smartphone or other mobile device is used to make a payment by tapping it against a payment terminal. NFC is also used for a variety of other applications, including sharing information between devices, accessing digital content, and connecting to other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth.

NFC technology is built into many modern smartphones and other mobile devices, allowing them to communicate with other NFC-enabled devices. In addition, NFC tags can be embedded into a variety of products, allowing users to access additional information or services by tapping their smartphone against the tag.

Some examples of NFC-enabled applications include:

  • Mobile payments: Users can make payments by tapping their smartphone against a payment terminal.
  • Access control: NFC can be used for security and access control, allowing users to tap their smartphone against a reader to gain access to a building or a restricted area.
  • Marketing and advertising: NFC tags can be used in marketing and advertising campaigns to provide additional information or offers to consumers.
  • Social media:  can be used to connect users to social media platforms, allowing them to check in at a location or share content with their friends.
  • Product authentication: NFC can be used to authenticate products, helping to prevent counterfeiting and improve supply chain security.

Overall, NFC technology offers a convenient and secure way for devices to communicate with each other over short distances, making it a popular choice for a wide range of applications.

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