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VeriChip - New Product Concept/Technology

Essence of technology

• The world’s first and only patented, FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) microchip • RFID technology has previously been used in tracking and access applications and refers to technologies that use low-frequency radio waves to identify individual items • VeriChip produces a miniature RFID microchip, about the size of two grains of rice • Microchip is inserted under the skin, usually in the back of the upper right arm (similar to receiving a shot) via a quick and painless outpatient procedure • Contains a unique 16-digit identifier which can be scanned (with an external VeriChip scanner) • The reader/scanner energizes the dormant microchip which in turn transmits the individual’s unique number back to the scanner (it is a passive transponder and does not contain a power source; power is activated by the scanner) • Through a managed database, VeriChip acts as a portal to medical records, medical device information, personal information, and insurance information within milliseconds at the point of treatment • The unique number can be used to access personal health information from the medical records database 24/7 and includes benefits such as:

i. immediate access to vital medical data in emergency - providing emergency rescue units/hospitals with health records that could be vital to survival ii. access to critical information when the human host is otherwise incapable of communicating, e.g. Alzheimer’s iii. increased portability of medical records/information - reducing the chances of information being lost or stolen iv. connection to family and primary physician

• Microchip cannot be lost, stolen, misplaced, or counterfeited. It is safe, secure, reversible and always with the individual • Account profile is established at...
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