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VeriTeQ To Offer Implantable RFID Microchip For Traceability Of Breast Implants


VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation Friday said it will offer its FDA-cleared VeriChip microchip, a rice grain-sized, passive RFID microchip, for the identification of breast implants and other medical devices.
Following the international breast implant scare involving breast implants from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), which used industrial silicone for its breast implants to decrease costs, it was announced yesterday that the European Union is contemplating a manufacturer requirement to embed microchips in breast implants to provide for accurate and immediate traceability of these and potentially other medical devices. It is estimated that approximately 400,000 PIP implants were sold around the world.
VeriTeQ is already working to identify medical devices, specifically vascular ports, for the proper identification of the port and medication dosing requirements through an existing contract with a medical device manufacturer.

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