Welch Allyn to add Gentag's NFC wireless technology to medical
29 October 2014
Medical diagnostics device company Welch Allyn and Gentag, a
pioneer in disposable wireless biosensors have entered into an
agreement to bring to market near field communications technology
for medical devices and sensors.
“This collaborative opportunity will enable Welch Allyn to
provide clinicians with smart monitoring solutions and improve
patient access to cutting edge diagnostics,” said Welch Allyn
President and CEO, Stephen Meyer.
With Gentag’s NFC technology, it becomes possible to integrate
ultrathin battery-less wireless sensors into various medical
diagnostic applications. Sending patient measurement data wirelessly
via near field communications will open up significant opportunities
for workflow efficiency gains and faster availability of clinical
information in the Electronic Health Record.
“We are delighted by the partnership with Welch Allyn,” said
Gentag CEO, John Peeters. “Welch Allyn has the knowledge, expertise
and global market reach that will allow the globalization of NFC
technologies in medical diagnostic settings. By combining our
intellectual property and technology portfolios with Welch Allyn, we
feel that patients will be better served by the worldwide
availability of high quality wireless medical devices.”