RFID Tag handles process component sterilization.

Press Release Summary:

Capable of withstanding gamma radiation up to 45 kGy (kilograys) and temperatures from -20 to 85°C, read/write GammaTag(TM) provides electronic identification and data storage of single-use/disposable process components. Data may be written directly on tag, while current status of components can be accessed through handheld tag reader and software. Tag can be attached to components such as sample/production bags, manifolds, tubing/hose, and storage vessels.

Original Press Release:

AdvantaPure Introduces the Only Read/Write RFID Tag That's Gamma-Radiation Resistant

November 30, 2006

Provides a Solution for Process Component Sterilization

Southampton, PA - Now available exclusively from AdvantaPure is GammaTag(TM), the first and only read/write RFID (radio frequency identification) tag that's safely sterilizable by gamma radiation. GammaTag provides reliable electronic identification and data storage of single-use/disposable components used in critical process industries, such as pharmaceutical, bioprocess/biomedical, food and beverage, and medical device.

According to AdvantaPure CEO Ken Baker, "RFID tags are used more and more in clean applications because of their many advantages over traditional paper records and log books." Tags provide a dependable electronic link to certifications, installation instructions, warning notices, disposal procedures, and more. "But the options for sterilization were limited," says Baker. "GammaTag addresses that issue by being gamma irradiatable. It simplifies sterilization because a complete, single-use process system may be gamma radiation sterilized as a unit."

GammaTag easily attaches to components such as sample and production bags, tanks, filters, manifolds, tubing and hose, storage vessels, and to complete single-use systems. Several attachment methods - silicone tape, watchband style holders, pouches, and lamination - are available. GammaTag withstands gamma radiation up to 45 kGy (kilograys) and temperatures from -20°C (-4°F) to 85°C (185°F).

GammaTag's read/write ability makes it unique, as data may be written directly on the tag, unlike read-only bar code labels or tags. In conjunction with a handheld tag reader and software (known as PET, Process Equipment Tracking), GammaTag allows access to the current status of process components on the spot - simply aim the reader towards the tag to recall information or to write new data to the tag.

For more information on new GammaTag, contact the team at
145 James Way,
Southampton, PA 18966
phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151
fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167
e-mail: [email protected]
product-specific web site: http://www.advantapure.com/gamma-rfid-tags.htm

About AdvantaPure and NewAge® Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries is a manufacturer and fabricator of thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose, and a private-brand master distributor of fittings and clamps. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines.

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