Authentification of medical cartridge
with RFID

With RFID technology Murata supports safety in medical care.

Authentification of drug ampule can prevent medication error and also enable antomatic recording of medication doses.

Difficulties in the medical device market

  • An illustration of difficulties with drug management

    • Failure or error in checking the times of use and expiration date.
  • An illustration of difficulties with understanding whether the drug is guaranteed or not

    • It contributes to the reduction of manpower at the medical scenes.
  • An illustration of reading the barcode on the package

    • Verification by barcode on the package cannot guarantee the information of the product without package.

Advantages of RFID Deployment

Users can automatically verify that the correct part is used within specified use time and expiration date.

  • An illustration of reading drugs with RFID.

    • Prevent the use beyond the expiry date and specified use time.
  • The image of how the drug can be authenticated by RFID

    • Prevent the use of unwarranted parts
  • RFID is installed inside a drug instead of on the package so it prevents incorrect use

    • Even after taken out from the package, consumable parts can be identified.

Other value with RFID

  • The image of how the usage record is written inside a drug.

    • Encode device setting/prescription history inside memory for each drug ampule.


  • Store product information and usage history in rewritable memory (User memory, EPC memory). Password lock function prevents memory falsification.
  • Each IC has unique, non-rewritable serial number, which can be used to verify product information.
  • Near-field communication eliminates the space between reader writer and tag.
  • Non-contact reading can avoid the risk of wear out. reader writer and tag can communicate even when contaminated with chemicals, etc.

Why Murata

    • Small and robust design which can be embedded into products, maintaining current product design.

    • Near-field communication prevents accidental reading of surrounding parts.
    • Murata can support not only tags but also reader writer integration and antenna design.

Reading Method

  • Image of RFID tags being incorporated into consumables (pharmaceuticals (medical cartridges), reader writers, and antenna bodies

    • RFID tags azre incorporated into consumable parts and reader/writer/antenna.
  • Image of reading and writing when consumables (medical cartridges) are attached to the syringe body

    • Read and write operations are performed by attaching consumables to the main unit.

How to install

  • Adhesive
  • Double sided tape
  • Injection molding, etc

Read range (Reference)

For customers looking for RFID tag/reader-writer.

Murata also offers hardwares from the lineup of RFID tag and reader-writer. Please find the detail in the product page.