Bio-Thermo™ – A new generation of identification microchip.
Bio-Thermo is a new generation of identification microchip with an integrated temperature biosensor, that is available for all pets not microchipped yet. This enables a pet’s temperature and identification number to be read simultaneously.
By using an adapted reader, multiple temperature values can be collected very easily.
As for the “classical” identification microchips, Bio-Thermo is a tiny capsule about the size of a grain of rice, measuring 13mm length.
Besides working in the same way as a classical identification microchip, Bio-Thermo is a unique solution helping to know more about your pet’s health and wellbeing.
Monitoring your pet’s temperature, in a simple identification microchip.
As for humans, monitoring temperature in pets is an important health parameter that can signal changes in an animal’s wellbeing. When implanted in dogs and cats, identification microchips are inserted under the skin, in the left side of the neck.
Therefore, Microchip Temperature measures an animal’s subcutaneous temperature, which is different from rectal temperature. Microchip Temperature is not a replacement for rectal temperature, instead it is a measure which enables an animal’s individual temperature to be monitored very easily over time. This is because a microchip’s location makes it easier to collect multiple temperature readings.
Multiple temperature values collected at different times of the day can, over time, reveal trends in an individual animal’s temperature profile. When combined with information relating to the day-to-day activities and behavior of a pet using a connected pet product, a more complete picture of a pet’s “normal” health and behavior profile emerges. Atypical variations from this profile could be indicative of changes in a pet’s wellbeing.
Does Bio-Thermo have a battery?
No, Bio-Thermo is a passive pet identification microchip which stores a unique and locked 15-digit identification number. It has no battery and no other internal power source. A pet’s identification number and Microchip Temperature can be read using a compatible reader such as the Global Pocket reader Plus.
My pet is already microchipped. Can he/she be microchipped again with a Bio-Thermo?
If your pet’s identification microchip works, we strongly recommend that you do not microchip your pet again with a Bio-Thermo. Implanting a second microchip may cause the wrong microchip to be read in the event that your pet becomes lost, thus reducing the likehood of being reunited with your pet.
A unique BioBond® Anti-migration cap.
A polypropylene collar with two holes is pressure fitted to the microchip, helping to prevent migration of the device within animal tissue. This BioBond® antimigration cap results in increased retention, by promoting the development of fibrocytes and collagen fibres around the implant. The cellular response inhibits movement of the microchip, enabling it to be easily and quickly located and read at the original implant site.
|Transmission technology||FDX-B (Full Duplex) as per defined in ISO 11785|
|Standards||Compliant ISO 11784, ISO 11785|
|Resonant frequency||134.20 +/ 3.0 kHz @ T=25°C|
|Operating frequency||134.20 kHz|
|Temperature monitoring range||33°C to 43°C (90°F to 110°F)|
|Dimensions||Diameter: Ø 2.12 +/- 0.10 mm * 13 (+/- 0.4 mm)
Length: 13.0 +/- 0.4 mm
|Weight||0.109 +/- 0.030g|
|Storage temperature||-40°C to +90°C|
|Operating temperature||ISO reading: -25°C to +85°C
Monitoring: +33°C to +43°C
|Compatible readers for monitoring||RS420 (with TS feature)
AFX-100 (with TS feature)
Global Pocket Reader Plus (with TS feature) SureSense reader
|Chemical resistance||Aqueous solution of salts – 100h Alcohol – 100h
Hydrochloric acid (10%) – 100h Fuel B – 100h
25% Ammonium chloride – 100h
|Mechanical resistance||Shock (IEC 68-2-29)
|Electrostatic discharge - ESD||+/- 5 kV (2 times)|