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VeriChip

A tiny, glass-encased RFID chip from PositiveID Corporation, Delray Beach, FL (www.positiveidcorp.com) that is injected with a special syringe under a person's skin in an outpatient procedure. When scanned, the unique ID number in the RFID chip is used to link to an identification database for security purposes or for medical information. In 2004, the VeriChip was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Very Controversial
A counterpart HomeAgain chip from the company was also used for animals, but studies showed that some of them developed cancer around the implant. In addition, citing biblical Scripture (Revelation 13:16-18), people voiced extreme opposition to "chipping" humans.

What Happened?
Originally developed by a division of Digital Angel Corporation, the company merged with PositiveID Corporation in 2010. In 2011, VeriChip was sold to VeriTeQ Acquisition, owned by PositiveID's CEO, who had recently stepped down. In 2012, VeriTeQ merged with Connectyx Technologies, which offers the MedFlash health records system. MedFlash uses ID cards with QR codes and USB drives for identification, and RFID implants are not mentioned on the Connectyx website. See RFID and microchip implant.
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The acquisition of Steel Vault is expected to allow VeriChip to provide unique health and security identification tools to protect consumers and businesses.
My objection to the VeriChip, however, is that I don't see what is gained by placing the chip in my arm as opposed to giving me a bracelet with an RFID tag, like a medical alert bracelet.
The VeriChip can also be read by scanners on buildings to identify people coming or going.
The VeriChip is an implant the size of a rice grain manufactured by Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach, Fla.
As with many federal proposals--from creation of a Homeland Security department to the war on Iraq--introduction of the VeriChip is being piggybacked on the 9/11 tragedy as a way of gaining mainstream acceptance.
We believe that our VeriChip patient identification microchip as well as our products under development, including a glucose-sensing RFID microchip and a rapid virus detection system for the H1N1 virus and other forms of influenza, are products that can improve the standard of healthcare and therefore the lives of patients.
For now, the VeriChip will be limited to holding only a unique identification number that can be cross-referenced to Applied Digital's Global VeriChip Subscriber Registry database, set to launch on May 1, 2002.
Robert Pearlman, President and CEO of the DRI Foundation, said, "We are pleased to partner with VeriChip on this important initiative to develop a glucose-sensing RFID microchip, which could potentially improve patient care and compliance among individuals with diabetes.
Additionally, VeriChip believes the influenza triage diagnostic system will be scalable and will be able to be rapidly adapted to identify new strains of influenza and other viruses as they evolve, giving the virus triage detection system value for future testing applications in healthcare.
In the three months ended September 30, 2009, VeriChip accomplished the following milestones:
Steel Vault Corporation ("Steel Vault") (OTCBB: SVUL) today announced that it has approved November 10, 2009, as the date for its special meeting of stockholders to vote on the merger of Steel Vault and VeriChip Corporation ("VeriChip").
VeriChip Corporation ("VeriChip" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:CHIP) has announced that the Company is scheduled to be featured on the Glenn Beck show on Fox News today, October 8, 2009 during the 5 p.