Accurate and unmistakable animal identification is an essential requirement for any study involving the use of animal models. A significant amount of essential information, such as animal’s age, sex and genotype, as well as study parameters and results, is directly associated to each animal in a study. The ability to identify individual animals and maintain data integrity throughout the study is critical to overall research success.
The UID Identification System, which includes RFID microchips and readers, offers a reliable, convenient and permanent method for positive identification of lab animals, from young mice to larger species. The system consists of a very small microchip that stores the unique identification code and programmed data, an RFID reader that retrieves the information with a quick and simple scan, and a specialized injection device for implanting the microchip. These components combine to provide an ideal system that simplifies the identification and tracking of laboratory animals.