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Odin tags lab specimens

Ashburn-based Odin, a radio frequency identification software maker, is marketing an RFID system for doctors and other health care professionals it says will keep specimen labeling mistakes to a minimum.

Hand-written specimen labels by doctors, nurses and other clinical workers result in specimen labeling errors of as high as 10 percent, according to the company.

Its line of products, designed to automate specimen tracking in pathology labs, is based on a system developed by the Mayo Clinic, which has licensed it to Odin.

Mayo Clinic is also upgrading its specimen tracking methods with the Odin system at its Rochester, Minn., campus.
The company did not disclose financial terms of the contract. Odin’s system, being marketed to other medical customers, is called EasySpecimen and includes software, label readers and RFID tags.

Odin, which also has operations in Boston, Dublin, Budapest and Toulouse, France, also sells health care systems that track medical implants, hospital supplies and drugs.

It also serves government, technology and social media customers.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com

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