San Jose, California, USA – November 1, 2017: Syrma Technology, a leader in electronic design and manufacturing services serving global OEMs, today announced an innovative RFID-based solution for identification and tracking of dentures, co-developed with global dental prosthetics maker Nobilium has been formally received 510(k) clearance for patient use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Following FDA clearance, Nobilium and Syrma are finalizing factory production and distribution to the dental market.
By embedding Syrma’s 5mm RFID tags within dentures, they may be scanned, registered, and tracked within Nobilium’s online database, dentureID.com, also co-developed with Syrma. This enables dental labs, dentists, and denturists to permanently assign the denture to its user via a digital certificate, eliminating the labor-intensive process of placing the patient’s identification to the denture surface. Additionally, using Syrma’s standard USB RFID scanner attachment, this new solution will enable personnel at nursing homes and other care facilities to easily match dentures with individual users following routine cleaning and maintenance.
Such digitized recordkeeping also helps these facilities remain in compliance with HIPAA regulations protecting patient confidentiality. While 23 states currently mandate some form of physical ID on dentures, compliance has typically remained low, due to the high added lab costs, as well as patients’ general reluctance to be revealed by name as a denture wearer.
“When it comes to leading-edge wireless tracking applications, RFID technology offers the perfect combination of convenience and reliability at reasonable costs. In light of our prior success with other RFID solutions across various markets, we’re pleased our design and manufacturing expertise helped enable Nobilium to rapidly bring their product concept to reality,” said Sreeram Srinivasan, Syrma’s CEO.
“These embedded RFID chips will significantly reduce the single largest cost factor associated with dentures—labor at the lab during manufacture. These are savings the labs will be able to pass on directly to dentists, and, in turn, their patients. Syrma’s team was instrumental in developing the tags, readers, and software into a combined solution that could pass the FDA’s rigorous clearance process,” said Devon Howe, President & CEO of Nobilium.
About Syrma Technology
Syrma provides global OEMs with electronic manufacturing services (EMS), backed by strong engineering expertise, to reduce risk and costs on product designs and manufacturing. From RFID technology and power electronics to turnkey manufacturing services and custom magnetics, we deliver high-mix, flexible volume products for automotive, computing, industrial, medical, power, and telecom companies. Within the last decade, we’ve helped to design, manufacture, and market more than 200 million products worldwide. Syrma is headquartered in Mumbai, India, with multiple state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including our flagship 120,000 square foot location, in Chennai, India. Syrma is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tandon Group, a technology holding group which has grown multiple technology companies since 1975.
For more details about Nobilium products, please visit www.dentureid.com.
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