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Micro Transponder with Lancet for Direct Implantation

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Micro-sized, implantable, wireless identification transponder tags are the only way to uniquely identify an animal. Identify any animal in any group with a simple hand-held reader. Transfer the reader data to a database on a computer to track studies with animals. Kent Scientific transponder systems are suitable for weanling (21-24 days) and adult animals.

Requires the use of a Trovan programmed reader.


  • Individually packaged lancet with micro transponders (25 or 50)
  • Pistol grip implanter
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Transponder Dimensions: 11.5 mm (0.45") L x 2.12 mm (0.083") D
Lancet Dimensions: 3 2mm (1.26") L x 2 mm (0.08") x 2 mm O.D.
Weight: 100 mg ± 10 mg
Encapsulation: Biocompatible glass BIO GLASS 8625
Environment: Water immersion IP68
Mechanical/Vibration: IEC 68.2.6 (6 g, 14...200 Hz, 3 axis, 8 Hz/axis)
Mechanical/Shock: IEC 68.2.29 (30 g, 18 ms, 3 axis, 1084 times/axis)
Storage Temperature: -40 to 140°C
Operating Temperature: -20 to 75 °C
Identification Code: 64 bits
Transmit Protocol: PSK
Reading Range: GR-250 up to 24 cm / Maximum up to 35 cm
Operating Frequency: 128 kHz ± 6 kHz
Reader Requirements: Trovan programmed reader

About the System

The passive RFID transponder system is based on cutting-edge research and development. It provides a number of unique performance features which are protected by nine awarded patents, with additional patents pending. These features optimize achievable read distances while minimizing transponder dimensions, providing exceptional read rates (reading speed) and unmatched system dependability.

Sophisticated automatic test methods implemented by the manufacturer ensure that no code is duplicated.

RFID transponders can be read irrespective of their orientation to the reader.


  • Designed specifically for animal identification
  • Smallest transponder on the market for the smallest of animals
  • Lancet designed to allow real-time visualization verification during insertion
  • Pre-sterilized and ready for use
  • Lancet can be re-sterilized and reused, reducing your costs
  • Biocompatible glass encapsulation
  • Patented technology provides data security
  • Extremely easy to use
  • MRI compatible


Can the implanted transponders be re-used?
Yes. However, the transponders are encapsulated in glass and if damaged, fluid may leak into the transponder through small holes or cracks that may occur during removal and re-implantation. Any fluid in the transponder will cause the unit to malfunction.

If you are going to re-use a transponder, it should be cleaned with medical grade alcohol prior to re-implantation.

Do RFID microchips meet International standards?

How do I clean my transponder?
We recommend cleaning the transponder with medical grade alcohol, and sterilizing using a chemical sterilant. Alide, Zephiran, and Cidex are some examples of common choices to sterilize the transponders.


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