Welch Allyn to add Gentag's NFC wireless technology to medical devices
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.”