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Surgical radiofrequency tag

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based SurgiChip obtains clearance for SurgiChip Tag Surgical Marker system featuring "a 'smart' label with an integrated passive responder, along with a printer, an encoder and a RFID reader," FDA announces Nov. 19. The agency claims the tag likely will reduce accidental procedures. AMTSystems will co-market SurgiChip, which was exempt from 510(k) requirements. FDA's notice came four days after the agency heralded greater use of RFID technology to protect the U.S. drug supply...



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