June 4, 2009—Laboratory notebook company BookFactory is marketing a new RFID-enabled notebook and log book for scientists that companies can use to track the movement of these books around the office. Scientific notebooks can be of extreme value to pharmaceutical, food or medical companies because their employees develop new products, recipes and technologies in them by hand. The data written inside can be worth millions of dollars to a company that needs to prove it was the first to develop a new drug, flavor or other patentable idea.
BookFactory has teamed with FileTrail, a records management software and technology company that will install the RFID interrogator infrastructure and software to manage data from movement of those books around the office. BookFactory will sell the books with embedded RFID tags that transmit an ID number to the user's interrogators.