posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 06:47 PM
DIGITAL ANGEL CORPORATION AND VERICHIP CORPORATION ANNOUNCE PLANS TO INITIATE CLINICAL STUDIES OF VERICHIP WITH BIO-THERMO (TEMPERATURE SENSING)
SO. ST. PAUL, MN (April 28, 2005)... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex
OC), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate
identification location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets and VeriChip Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Digital
(Nasdaq: ADSX) today announced that the companies plan to initiate clinical studies on an enhanced version of its Verichip implantable radio frequency
identification device. The enhanced product will include temperature sensing capabilities in addition to its existing identification capabilities. The
companies will retain an independent internationally recognized research institute to conduct the trials. Based upon the results of that study,
Digital Angel plans to pursue the necessary regulatory procedures to obtain clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to distribute such a
transponder in the United States for human use. In October of 2004, Digital Angel received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to
distribute a transponder for patient identification applications.
The Verichip with temperature sensing capabilities will allow a transponder to provide a unique identification code as well as to provide the
temperature of the individual. Various potential customers have approached Digital Angel and Verichip about incorporating the temperature sensing
capability into the Verichip.
A temperature sensing chip for animals (specifically companion pets) was introduced by Digital Angel under the Bio-Thermo mark in the United Kingdom
at the end of 2004. Digital Angel has received the necessary regulatory approvals to market the Bio-Thermo chip for animal applications in the United
States and plans to introduce the temperature-sensing chip for animal use in the third quarter of this year. The Bio-Thermo transponder for companion
pets has also been introduced in Europe and Japan.
I knew it was only a matter of time. Back in the day, around 1998 I believe it was when Digital Angel first announced plans to introduce it's
subdural microchip for human use they were denied FDA approval for human testing and the device was eventually approved for pet and livestock tracking
only. Since then they have grown from a small business venture to a multi-billion dollar publically traded goliath and apparently the time is right to
begin using Digital Angel on people and they're getting help from Verichip, the computer software company to implement their little angel...talk
about a scary scenario.
Anyway, check out the press release and also note on their home page how they are now in talks with microsoft.
Thoughts..Ideas..? Can we talk!?