Tagging and Tracking Small Parts and Laboratory Animals with Light-activated Microtransponders (p-Chips) (RFID Europe 2010)

Mr Wlodek Mandecki, President
PharmaSeq, Inc.
United States
2010 9월29일.


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Presentation Summary

  • Miniature light-activated microtransponders (also known as p-Chips) can be used in situations where monolithic low-cost RFID tags in an ultra-small format are needed. The size of the p-Chip is 500x500x100 microns. A dedicated ID reader with varying form factor is required and available.
  • The system has been used successfully in tagging laboratory animals, such as insects and mice. The p-Chip can be glued to the surface, placed on a mounting pin, or inserted under the skin of a animal depending on its size.
  • Additional applications are being developed to tag cryovials, histology cassettes and glass slides for use in biorepositories and pathology collections.
  • p-Chips are also used in clinical trials of a gene-based or protein-based medical diagnostic tests.

Speaker Biography (Wlodek Mandecki)

Dr. Wlodek Mandecki is President and Chief Scientific Officer of PharmaSeq, Inc. Dr. Mandecki received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was an R&D Manager at Abbott Laboratories for several years and Director of Molecular Biology at DGI Biotechnologies. In addition to his accomplishments in the area of RFID, he has made important contributions in the area of molecular biology, in vitro diagnostics and drug discovery. Dr. Mandecki has over 20 patents and patent applications pending. He is an author of over sixty publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Company Profile (PharmaSeq)

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PharmaSeq, Inc. specializes in innovative RFID solutions based on technology of light-activated microtransponders. This privately held company was founded in 1999 and is located near Princeton, NJ. Its major products are the microtransponder chips and custom ID readers. Current applications include tagging of small animals, such as laboratory mice, as well as tracking and authentication. In addition, PharmaSeq is developing instrumentation for protein and DNA-based diagnostics. The Company has nine U.S. and international patents covering microtransponder-based assays and technology.
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