Digital Angel Corporation announced today that it has delivered 50,000 Bio- Thermo (temperature-sensing) implantable RFID Microchips to its distributor in the United Kingdom. The company also announced that it plans to offer Bio- Thermo for U.S. distribution this summer.
Bio-Thermo is the first temperature sensing implantable RFID Microchip for the companion pet (dog and cat) world. The Bio-Thermo Chip is a first of its kind in implantable RFID technology. First beta-launched in the U.K. in early 2004, the company has now delivered and sold to its distributor 50,000 Bio-Thermo chips.
Commenting on the success of the Bio-Thermo chip, Kevin McGrath, CEO of Digital Angel Corporation, stated, “With a growing demand for uniform pet identification and pet wellness worldwide, we believe that this technology will lead the industry to a next generation identification chip that brings additional wellness and home-care/home-diagnostic capabilities to pet owners worldwide.”
McGrath continued, “The Bio-Thermo chip has been well-received in the U.K. Our distributors and veterinarians have increased chip per outlet microchip sales as a direct result of this new technology.”