Serving researchers for over 20 years, the IMI-1000 ‘read-only’ transponder is still the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective method for animal identification.
Medical grade glass encapsulation. Ensure long life inside, and out side of the specimen.
Access identification data with every scan. With a simple scan of a glass-encapsulated IMI-1000 transponder using a compatible BMDS Smart Probe, researchers can access the 10-digit alphanumeric identification codes of an implanted animal.
Simple, humane implantation. At approximately 11 millimeters in length by 2 millimeters in diameter, the IMI-1000 can be simply and humanely implanted within an animal. Designed to be minimally invasive, IMI-1000 transponders injected using a syringe-like action with a pre-sterilized disposable needle gently into an animal’s tissue.
Anti-Migration Cap. The IMI-1000 features an internationally patented “anti-migration” device that securely anchors the transponder to tissue at the implant site. The transponder also is biocompatible, making it suitable for all laboratory animal species. In addition, a transponder with a tissue sample can be removed and safely stored to retain its data integrity in a cold or liquid preservative.
A turnkey, pre-sterilized assembly. Each IMI-1000 transponder is pre-loaded in an easy-to-use sterilized needle assembly comprised of a handle, the stainless steel needle and drive pin. No assembly is required. Simply remove the needle cap, implant the transponder and dispose—all in one clean operation. IMI-1000 transponders are packaged in boxes of 100.
Passive, battery-free power. As a battery-free chip, the IMI-1000 is powered by a Smart Probe RF signal when it scans the transponder. The IMI-1000 retains stored information even when it is not powered.
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