Biolog-id creates RFID portal for LFB to optimize reception of plasma for fractionation28/02/2017 - Bernay, February 28th, 2017 In response to a request to optimize LFB’s biopharmaceutical laboratory in terms of receiving frozen plasma for fractionation, Biolog-id has designed and installed, at LFB’s Les Ulis site, an RFID portal that is a worldwide innovation for the plasma sector. This technology will improve LFB’s efficiency in receiving plasma and digitally recording it as it arrives, thereby helping the company to better absorb the growth in its business whilst still complying with the strictest pharmaceutical standards.
Innovative technology to improve efficiency
On arrival from France or elsewhere in Europe, the RFID-labeled boxes containing bags of plasma are received by LFB, then placed about 20 at a time on pallets bearing an RFID tag. By passing the pallet under the RFID portal just once, it is possible to check that the plasma delivered is indeed what was expected, and allocate the boxes to their pallets for storage in the cold room, at -35° C. This RFID reception portal makes it possible to digitally record all the information contained in the boxes’ chips. The bags themselves are subsequently read and identified on an RFID sorting line, also designed and installed by Biolog-id.
“From now on, 80% of our reception work will be performed using the new portal,” explained Pierre Quesada, LFB’s Plasma Manager. “The new portal will have a significant impact on several levels of the value chain, from the way operations are conducted every day - logistics, security, ergonomics - to their environment – planning, human resource management, quality, and information and management systems. The equipment was very well received by our operators, who appreciate both its ergonomic qualities and its ease of use. The portal also significantly reduces the time it takes to process plasma deliveries. This technological leap forward generates an efficiency gain of 30%, helping us to better absorb the growth in our business, and increase both productivity and efficiency.”