Global RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Industry

  • July 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 650 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018. The report profiles 76 companies including many key and niche players such as Alien Technology Corporation, AeroScout, Inc., Identive Group, Inc., Impinj, Inc., Intermec Technologies Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Mobile Aspects, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., PositiveID Corporation, RF Technologies®, Inc., SkyRFID, Inc., Solstice Medical, LLC, Tagsys, Inc., Terso Solutions, Inc., Versus Technology, Inc., and Zebra Technologies Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
RFID I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals: A Prelude II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
United States - The Largest and the Fastest Growing Market
for RFID Solutions II-1
RFID Hardware Ahead in Revenues II-1
Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries - Ripe for RFID
Adoptions II-2
RFID Application in Pharmaceutical Industry II-2
Market Drivers and Barriers II-2
Major Factors Driving Expansion II-2
Key Barriers to Adoption of RFID Technology II-3
Potential Measures to Increase Adoption of RFID in Healthcare
Sector II-3
Trends Capable of Disrupting RFID in Healthcare Environment II-3
Competitive Environment II-4
Table 1: World Distribution of RFID Solution Providers by
Region (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Companies
for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

2. MAJOR TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5
RFID Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Market to Witness Rapid Growth II-5
The Applications Front II-5
Evolution of RFID Applications in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
Industry II-6
Deployment of RFID to Surge in Healthcare in Comparison to Retail II-6
RFID to Witness Growth in Healthcare Industry II-7
Passive RFID Holds Potential in Reducing Medical Errors - A
Case Study II-7
Asset Management and Operation Optimization - Key Applications
of Active RFID II-8
Bar Coding - Still Preferred in Healthcare Environment for
Error Reduction II-8
Novel Applications Continue to Emerge in Healthcare II-8
HF RFID Takes Precedence in Pharmaceutical Industry II-9
Barcodes Prove Insufficient in Addressing Drug Counterfeiting II-9
RFID Proves Effective in Countering Fake Drugs II-9
Security in Pharmaceutical Industry - Fallible with Passive Tags II-10
Korea to Drive RFID growth in the Pharmaceutical Industry II-10
Independent Pharmacies Low on RFID Adoption II-11
Clinical Trials: The Future of RFID in Pharmaceutical Industry II-11

3. RFID IN HEALTHCARE AND PHARMACEUTICALS: AN OVERVIEW II-12
What is RFID? II-12
Evolution of RFID II-12
RFID Systems II-12
Key Components of RFID System II-12
Types of RFID Tags II-13
Passive RFID Tags and Active RFID Tags II-13
Referential and Non-Referential RFID Systems II-13
Open Loop and Closed Loop RFID Applications II-14
RFID System vs. Traditional Barcodes II-14
Comparison between RFID and Barcoding II-15
Prerequisites for RFID Applications in Healthcare Industry II-15
Types of RFID Application II-15
Application Areas of RFID Technology II-15
Common Application Types According to Purpose of Identification II-16
Key Considerations Prior to Implementation of RFID System II-16
Security Aspects of RFID Systems II-16
Reliability, Integration, and Cost II-16
Privacy Concerns Related to RFID System II-17
Applications of RFID Solutions in Healthcare Industry II-17
Major RFID-Related Benefits in the Healthcare Industry II-19
Major RFID-Related Benefits in the Pharmaceutical Industry II-19
Banked Blood: A Potential Application of RFID in Healthcare II-20

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-21
PositiveID Develops Continuous Glucose Sensor to Measure
Glucose Levels Accurately in Human Blood II-21
Zebra Technologies Unveils New UHF Gen 2 RFID Card II-21
Impinj Launches Monza®5 Tag Chip and STP™ Source Tagging Platform II-21
Versus Technology and Salamander Technologies to Launch
Comprehensive Patient-Tracking Solution II-22
Terso Solutions Offers RFID Integration Solution to Hubspan
for Life Sciences and Healthcare Industries II-22
CenTrak and Next Intelligence Enter into Partnership II-23
Tego Rolls out Radion - An EPC Gen 2 UHF Tag II-23
RF Technologies® Unveils Smart ID™ Location Detection
Technology System II-24
Alien Technology and Aifos Solutions Implement Hemo-
Derivative Blood Bag Tracking Solution at a Blood and Tissue
Bank in Balearic Islands II-24
Mobile Aspects Unveils iRIScope 2.0 II-24
Zebra Technologies Introduces RXi4 RFID Printer/Encoder II-25
RadarFind Rolls out Sentry AV with RFID Alarm Capability for
Mary Washington II-25
XECAN Introduces XECAN RFID Oncology Clinic Solution II-25
Avery Dennison Introduces AD-805 RFID Inlay Tag II-26

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-27
XECAN Enters into Partnership with Trimble Navigation for
ThingMagic® Astra® Powered RFID Oncology Solution II-27
PositiveID Enters Into Agreement with Siemens II-27
AZ Monica Selects Wi-Fi RFID Temperature Monitoring and RTLS
Services of AeroScout II-28
Identive Group Takes Over Smartag II-28
General Electric Enters into Partnership with Avery Dennison II-29

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-30
Alien Technology Corporation (US) II-30
AeroScout, Inc. (US) II-30
Identive Group, Inc. (US) II-30
Impinj, Inc. (US) II-31
Intermec Technologies Corporation (US) II-31
International Business Machines Corporation (US) II-31
Mobile Aspects, Inc. (US) II-32
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (US) II-32
PositiveID Corporation (US) II-33
RF Technologies®, Inc. (US) II-33
SkyRFID, Inc. (Canada) II-33
Solstice Medical, LLC (US) II-34
Tagsys, Inc. (US) II-34
Terso Solutions, Inc. (US) II-34
Versus Technology, Inc. (US) II-34
Zebra Technologies Corporation (US) II-34

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for RFID in Healthcare and
Pharmaceuticals by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
RFID Systems in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for RFID Systems in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic Region/Country -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
RFID Tags in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for RFID Tags in Healthcare
and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Regulatory Scenario III-1
Barriers to Adoption of RFID in the US III-2
RFID Adoption Still Limited in Hospitals III-2
RFID Chips for US Government Healthcare Program III-2
Smart Packaging: RFID Opportunity of Future III-3
Product Launches/Technological Developments III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-8
Select Regional Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 8: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for RFID
in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Systems, and
Tags Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 9: US 10-Year Perspective for RFID in Healthcare and
Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. CANADA III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
SkyRFID, Inc. - A Canadian Player III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 10: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment -
Systems, and Tags Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 11: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for RFID in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years
2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

3. JAPAN III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Current and Future Analysis III-20
Regulatory Scenario III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment -
Systems, and Tags Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 13: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for RFID in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years
2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4. EUROPE III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
Significant Untapped Potential Exists for RFID III-23
Fragmented Application Thwarts Wider Integration III-23
Major Potential Healthcare Applications of RFID in Europe III-23
SWOT Analysis of RFID in Healthcare in Europe III-24
Strengths III-24
Weaknesses III-24
Opportunities III-24
Threats III-25
Issues Hinder Wider Adoption of RFID in Healthcare III-25
European Market for Access Control to Witness Growth III-25
Regulatory Scenario in Europe III-26
Subdued Interest for RFID in the Pharmaceutical Industry in
Germany III-26
Competitive Environment III-26
Technological Development III-27
Strategic Corporate Developments III-27
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 14: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment -
Systems, and Tags Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 15: European 10-Year Perspective for RFID in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years
2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current and Future Analysis III-31
Market Scenario III-31
Trends in Select Countries in the Region III-32
Korea Enters Fast Lane in RFID Adoption in Pharmaceutical
Industry III-32
Taiwan to Witness Surge in RFID Adoption in Healthcare III-32
No Major Challenges in RFID Implementation in Indian
Healthcare III-33
Product Launch III-33
Strategic Corporate Development III-34
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 16: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by
Segment - Systems, and Tags Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 17: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for RFID in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years
2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

6. LATIN AMERICA III-36
Market Analysis III-36
Table 18: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by
Segment - Systems, and Tags Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 19: Latin America 10-Year Perspective for RFID in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years
2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

7. REST OF WORLD III-38
Market Analysis III-38
Table 20: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by
Segment - Systems, and Tags Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 21: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for RFID in
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals by Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Systems, and Tags for Years
2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 76 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 78)

The United States (48)
Canada (3)
Japan (2)
Europe (9)
- France (1)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (15)
Middle East (1)

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