Headquartered in Lake Villa, Illinois, Unified Information Devices (UID) is a leading provider of radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions that empower researchers to generate higher quality data faster, accurately and consistently. We combine advanced RFID technology with novel and proprietary software to facilitate the identification and tracking of research animals and other laboratory items. Our innovative product line ranges from RFID microchips for lab animal identification and temperature measurements to Smart Cage Systems for home cage monitoring of rodent health and behavior to an inventory system for accurate and secure tracking of controlled substances.

We have a select team of Biomedical Scientists, Software and Hardware Engineers and RFID experts who are among the best at what they do in their corresponding fields. Together we are committed to creating high-quality products and easy-to-use solutions to help scientists improve animal welfare, make significant discoveries and move science forward.

We provide complete IT installation and dedicated support to ensure that our RFID identification solutions integrate and communicate seamlessly across any Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), custom data management platform or software program.


UID Identification Solutions was founded by actual scientists and RFID experts with the vision to bridge the gap between laboratory animal science and information technology by developing identification solutions that serve the needs of researchers across multiple disciplines. As scientists, our founders were aware of the challenges commonly faced while performing routine laboratory processes, including animal identification, specimen tracking and data management. Many of these processes are not only labor-intensive, but also susceptible to errors during manual data entry, which increase overall research costs and compromise research data. The integration of cutting-edge RFID technology to the laboratory research industry was seen as the perfect solution to automate many of these processes, while also improving data management and accuracy. A refined mix of lab animal researchers, software and hardware engineers and RFID experts was necessary to embark on a mission to create quality products that simplify the work of researchers so they can focus on making great discoveries.

UID is now partnered with world-class research facilities and animal research companies around the world.


Radio-frequency identification (RFID) refers to a technology whereby digital data is encoded in small RFID tags or smart labels for it to be accessed at any time via radio waves by a reader. When stimulated by an appropriate radio frequency transmission, these tags emit a wireless signal that sends the encoded data, such as unique ID number, to the RFID reader.

UID has harnessed the power and usefulness of this technology to develop and introduce a line of innovative products for the laboratory research environment. The identification of animals, cages, vials and other items used in laboratory research has never been easier with the use of UID Identification Solutions products.

We provide implantable and external RFID transponders, microchips, readers, labels and custom software solutions designed to facilitate data collection with the highest degree of accuracy. UID helps researchers meet the challenge of “How can I use my data?” with custom-designed hardware and software solutions to match the individual application.