BMDS™ transponders are miniature glass encapsulated microchips available in 'Read-Only', 'Programmable' and 'Temperature Programmable' formats. Smaller microchip transponders are coated with a micro-thin coating of Parylene C* to aid in
anti-migration; larger microchip transponders have a patented anti-migration polymer coating.
Injected with a syringe-like action, transponders are preloaded in a disposable needle assembly. The ergonomic design of this one-piece tool fully integrates the handle, stainless steel needle, and drive pin. Needle assemblies (one transponder each) are processed through an ethylene oxide cycle for sterilization. No assembly is required. Pick it up, remove the needle cap, implant the transponder, and dispose of— all in one clean operation.
Scanned by an appropriate BMDS™ reader device making animal identification quick, easy, and fail-safe. Designed for harmless implantation without the need for anesthesia, BMDS™ transponders are the most convenient, humane, reliable, and cost-effective method for automated animal identification.
*See more details about Parylene C below.
TRANSPONDERS (Implantable RFID Microchips)
About Parylene Coating
Parylene coating will encourage tissue encapsulation to prevent transponder migration. The coating forms a surface that allows for tissue fiber adhesion within the animal subcutaneous layer thereby bonding around the transponder holding it in place. Parylene coatings are used in many animal applications as well as for human medical use. Examples are pacemakers, forceps, catheters, stents, needles, implantable devices, and many more have a parylene coating. The coatings have been proven to prevent rejection of the item and speed up the bonding process with the tissues. Parylene is fully bio-compatible. Parylene has been FDA-approved (with USP XXII Class VI biocompatibility rating) and is safe for use within the human body. Parylene has also passed the ISO10993-1/FDA biocompatibility evaluation tests for cytotoxicity, system toxicity, hemocompatibility, sensitization, and intracutaneous reactivity.