Laboratory Security System
- VigilantMonitors all work areas continuously.- SecureRecords every procedure.- ReassuringImproves clinic and patient confidence.- VersatileHighly configurable to individual requirements.- SafeThe RI Witness™ RFID system is safe and each batch of consumables is MEA tested- SafeguardGuards against sample identification errors and mismatches.
RI Witness™ utilises RFID (Radio Frequency
Identification) technology to track and record patient
samples at each step of the IVF process as an essential
safeguard for laboratory staff and a reassurance for
patients. With RFID Technology, every ID is totally
unique and cannot be misread, making the RI Witness™
system a reliable replacement to manual
RI Witness™ readers and touch screens are installed at every work area both inside and outside the laboratory where patients or patient samples are treated.
Self-adhesive RFID tags are available to fit containers such as Petri dishes or test tubes that contain patient samples. These tags enable the readers to register the containers in the work area and through these tags a patient’s identity is monitored at every stage of the treatment. At the same time, the system captures information regarding the cycle progress and operator actions. All information recorded by RI Witness™ is sent to a common server for patient records.
The RI Witness™ system monitors every instance when gametes or embryos are transferred from one container to the next and ensures that only one patient can be worked on at any one time, safeguarding sample identity. If at any time, samples from incompatible patients are introduced into the same work area, RI Witness™ warns the laboratory personnel both visually and audibly. Monitoring is constant, so an identity check can never be overlooked.
Finally, to safeguard the beginning and end of the cycle, RI Witness™ card readers may be placed in treatment rooms. When the patient’s RFID card is placed in the card reader, the system automatically displays the patient details to the embryologist in the laboratory, to verify that the identity of the female matches that of the eggs and embryos.
The RI Witness™ RFID technology has been proven to be non-harmful in mouse embryo tests continued up to the second generation1 and each batch of RFID tags is MEA tested. RI Witness™ can be easily incorporated into daily routines without additional steps – monitoring is constant, integrated and secure.