TAGSYS Presents Roadmap for Successful Adoption of Item-Level RFID at IVT RFID Technology Conference in San Francisco

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Highlights case studies in patient safety and brand security.

TAGSYS, the leader in item-level RFID infrastructure, will be one of the pioneers in the RFID industry showcasing successful approaches to RFID deployment in the pharma and healthcare sectors. TAGSYS executives will be presenting three sessions aimed at providing audiences with the knowledge necessary for designing and implementing successful item-level RFID adoption within the pharmaceutical industry during IVT’s RFID Technology within Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Conference (http://www.ivtconferences.com) in San Francisco, August 22 – 24, 2006. The sessions will highlight best practices for deploying RFID in the pharmaceutical supply chain and inventory management system and will present case studies and lessons learned from RFID deployments with major pharmaceutical companies.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 1:15 PM

SESSION DESCRIPTION: “Item-Level RFID Adoption Roadmap and Scalability” This session will address how item-level RFID will bring numerous benefits to the supply chain, including automating labor intensive processes, authenticating and safeguarding goods and enabling real-time inventory management. Attendees will learn how decision makers can design an adoption roadmap that makes sense, is cost effective and scalable to future needs and developments.

SPEAKER: John Jordon, President of Worldwide Field Operations, TAGSYS

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2006, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

SESSION DESCRIPTION: “Recommendations for Item-Level RFID Adoption in the Pharma Industry: Key Learning from Pilots in Major Pharma Companies” Insights into what RFID can and can’t do for pharmaceutical manufacturers, the business case for item-level RFID, the FDA position and what it means for the industry and necessary conditions for successful deployment of item-level RFID will be addressed at this session. Real-world examples of RFID integration will be utilized to showcase best-practices and lessons learned in the pharmaceutical industry.

SPEAKER: John Jordon, President of Worldwide Field Operations, TAGSYS

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2006, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

SESSION DESCRIPTION: ”RFID – It’s Not Just About a Technological Revolution - It's About Patient Safety and Brand Security” Session attendees will benefit from an understanding of timely RFID issues at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry. Speakers will share insights regarding the FDA and HDMA commitment to increasing patient and consumer safety, how to limit liability for a drug manufacturer’s brand and understanding the scope of supply chain problems. A specific emphasis will be placed on the subject of using item-level RFID technology to combat counterfeiting, black marketing and tampering of pharmaceutical products.

SPEAKERS: Ken Reich, Director, Global Marketing & Public Relations, TAGSYS and

Eugene Polini, Customer Technical Support Representative, West Pharmaceutical Services


Crowne Plaza Union Square

480 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.273.4050


MEDIA CONTACT: To schedule interviews with TAGSYS or receive further information on item-level RFID solutions, please contact Erica Ames at 617.494.1150 ext. 2404 or Pamela Block at or 212.857.9384.


TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS provides RFID systems and tags for end-to-end item-level tracking that automates labor-intensive processes, authenticates and safeguards goods, and enables real-time inventory and asset visibility. With a proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (R.A.S.) RFID systems and tags, TAGSYS has deployed over 60 million tags and 50,000 reader systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. TAGSYS’ RFID solutions are currently being deployed in a range of highly specialized vertical markets that include pharmaceutical, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices and R&D Centers in France’s Smart Valley, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and in Hong Kong. More information on TAGSYS can be found at http://www.tagsysrfid.com.

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