Safe, long-term storage. The transponder can remain with a tissue sample on long-term storage, simplifying after-life record retention and further ensuring accuracy of studies for decades.
Non-adverse reactions. Independent studies confirm that two years after implantation, the physiological reaction to the transponder is completely non-adverse. In test cases, tissue surrounding the transponder are healthy. Equally, no changes in the surface characteristics of the transponder’s glass, or microchip.
Easy technical adoption. The IMI-500 and BMDS Reader Systems are easy to use and do not require in-depth technical training to perform identification procedures. Transmit its data to a BMDS 7000, or 8000 series Reader-Programmer that collects and displays this data and combines it into a single database format.
Conveniently import data into your database. While the IMI-500 is a ‘read-only’ transponder, our DASHost software allows you to expand your data identification and database capabilities through a PC and import data into popular spreadsheet applications. DASHost allows you to collect data from various sources such as a scales and calipers connected to your DAS-8000 series reader, integrate this data with your IMI-500 identification codes and map, control and route this database as you see fit. You can use the randomly programmed 10-digit code generated by the IMI-500 for each identification or expand or delete code characters with DASHost to fit your database requirements. DASHost also enables you to create your own cross-reference file displaying alphanumeric characters for any coding scheme.
Parylene coating will encourage tissue encapsulation to prevent transponder migration. The coating forms a surface which allows for tissue fiber adhesion within the animal subcutaneous layer thereby bonding around the IMI-500 transponder holding it in place. Parylene coatings are used in many animal applications as well as for human medical use. Examples are pacemakers, forceps, catheters, stents, needles, implantable devices, and many more have a parylene coating. The coatings have been proven to prevent rejection of the item and speed up the bonding process with the tissues. Parylene is fully bio-compatible. Parylene has been FDA-approved (with USP XXII Class VI biocompatibility rating) and is safe for use within the human body. Parylene has also passed the ISO10993-1/FDA biocompatibility evaluation tests for cytotoxicity, system toxicity, hemocompatibility, sensitization, and intracutaneous reactivity.