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.


UID was founded by actual scientists and RFID experts with the vision to develop identification solutions to serve the needs of researchers across multiple industries.

UID offers complete IT installation and dedicated support to ensure that our identification solutions integrate and communicate perfectly with your computer system and additional programs.

UID is 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 RFID tags or smart labels for these data to be accessed at any time by a reader via radio waves. 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 the lab has never been easier with the use of UID’s Identification Solutions.

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.