A one centimeter sized chip that can be inserted under the skin, and feeding into a special patch with results transmitted to a smartphone, could be the answer to health monitoring and disease detection.
Chipmaker Microchip Technology Inc said it would buy Supertex Inc for $394 million in cash to bolster its business that supplies to the medical, LED lighting, industrial and telecommunication industries.
When a short-haired tabby mysteriously appeared in a garage in Scotland recently, she was taken to the vet for identification. The cat's microchip showed she was from the Spanish Canary Island, Fuerteventura. So how on earth did she get to Scotland?
The Florida Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross and other disaster assistance agencies were not the only ones preparing for Isaac and hurricane season. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay also sprang into action, offering free microchips.
Residents of Tampa sign in to have their pets microchipped.
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
RFID chip next to a grain of rice. This chip contains a radio-frequency electromagnetic field coil that modulates an external magnetic field to transfer a coded identification number when queried by a reader device. This small type is incorporated in consumer products, and even implanted in pets, for identification.
Radiograph of a cat with an identifying microchip located above the spine.
Pet owners in Tampa wait to have their pet receive a free microchip from Humane Society of Tampa Bay