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eAgile, Inc. Partners with the Axia Institute


eAgile, Inc. Joins The Axia Institute®

Midland, Michigan – January 14, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce that eAgile, Inc. has joined the Axia Institute as a General Member. eAgile is a leader in IoT and RFID brand protection solutions.

“I’m thrilled that the Axia Institute will be partnering with a world class organization like eAgile,” stated Katherine Franz, the Axia Institute’s executive director. “Our focus on exploring value chain solutions across industries will only be enhanced by eAgile’s groundbreaking RFID solutions and their innovations in the critical Internet of Things (IoT) space. Importantly, eAgile’s leadership in the important healthcare industry will provide our Institute with additional insights that can be leveraged in Axia’s research efforts,” Franz concluded.

Using both hardware and software products, eAgile’s business is focused on improving patient outcomes, and achieve this by giving the healthcare industry real-time visibility to critical medications from their manufacture and distribution to their inventory and dispensing.

“We are excited to join the Axia Institute and work together with other industries, educators and thought leaders to build an interoperable system that brings visibility to critical medications as they move through the healthcare supply chain to improve overall patient safety and outcomes,” according to Gary Burns, eAgile Inc.’s CEO.

As a General Member of the Axia Institute, eAgile will have exposure to Axia’s research portfolio, and will be able to participate in the Axia Value Chain Index™ (VCI) Performance Assessment.


About Axia

Located in Midland, The Axia Institute®, formerly the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, is a premier research and education center dedicated to developing effective and sustainable solutions to improve public and private value chains. Established by Michigan State University in 2013, The Axia Institute® partners with industry to solve grand challenges and conduct cross-disciplinary research in areas of value chain optimization, data analytics, engineering, smart packaging, anti-counterfeiting, and water and food safety. The Institute was founded by leaders in value chain creation and development at MSU, including the Eli Broad College of Business, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Engineering, College of Social Science, and School of Packaging. Founding donors include The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation.

About eAgile

Established in 2009, eAgile sets the industry standard for RFID based IoT solutions for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets. From a vertically integrated headquarters in Grand Rapids Michigan and supporting sales office in Zurich Switzerland, eAgile designs, tests, manufactures and distributes an expanding portfolio of customized RFID products. Shipping to over 40 countries across 5 continents eAgile’s clients range from emerging healthcare tech start-ups to established industry leaders whose brands have become household names.


For further information, please contact:

 The Axia Institute:

John D. Hatfield

(989) 423-2047



Dirk Bratt

(616) 243-1200 x131