UID has revolutionized the way researchers can now collect and record animal body temperatures with the new UID Temperature Programmable Microchip (UCT-2112). The UID Temperature Microchip uses proven RFID technology to enable animal identification and body temperature in a single transponder. The animal ID and core body temperature readings are conveniently accessible with a simple scan, which presents a more cost-effective solution compared to alternate methods, such as probes and telemetry implants. There is no need to rely on inaccurate subcuticular temperature readings any more. With intraperitoneally (IP) implanted microchips, core body temperature recordings are achieved with a high degree of accuracy to ±0.1°C. The UID Temperature Microchip provides an accurate, convenient and cost-effective method for measuring core body temperature in laboratory animals, including mice, rats, primates and other species. In addition to temperature reading capabilities, each transponder contains a unique, non-repeating, alphanumeric code for positive animal identification. Furthermore, the UCT-2112 microchip contains up to 16 alphanumeric characters that enable read/write programmable capabilities. This feature allows researchers to program the microchip with useful "human readable" data, such as study number, genotype or animal DOB. Each microchip is supplied individually packaged in sterile cannula for quick and easy implantation using a wide range of UID injectors. The UID Temperature Microchips can be scanned using regular UID RFID readers. Unlike other vendors, no dedicated or special readers are required! The URH-300HP (handheld) or UBS-200 (desktop) readers are great options, with an effective reading distance of up to 8".