xBT Temp Sensing RFID Tag [BioTherm]

  • xBT tag – 134kHz FDX-B Bio-Thermo LifeChip
  • 2x12mm cylindrical biocompatible implant package
  • Reports FDX animal ID and temperature sensor data

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WARNING This kit definitely contains dangerous things. While the xBT (LifeChip) transponder device has undergone several quality checks during manufacture and has been put through a battery of tests with various private labs, it has not been tested or certified by any regulatory agency for implantation or use inside the human body. Use of this device is strictly at your own risk.

The xBTi kit contains the xBT tag and all the sterile procedure materials required to perform installation. The xBT tag is made with 134kHz FDX-B compliant Bio-Thermo LifeChip, which is encased in biologically safe 2x12mm cylindrical borosilicate bioglass tube and shipped in a sterilized injection assembly. The xBT reports a simple ID number which works with any FDX-B tag reader, and can also transmit temperature sensor data to a compatible Bio-Thermo reader.

Kit Equipment

  • 1 sterile injector assembly, pre-loaded with an xBT tag
  • 1 single use ChloraPrep SEPP 0.67ml applicator (video)
  • 1 sterile gauze pad for post-injection wound care
  • 1 sterile expandable-fabric adhesive bandage
  • 1 pair of non-sterile, non-latex procedure gloves

Important Things To Know

xBT Tag Specifications
  • 134kHz FDX-B Bio-Thermo LifeChip RFID tag
  • Pre-programmed 38 bit unique read-only ID number
  • Encased in 2x12mm USP grade lead-free borosilicate with BioBond coating
  • Will read and report temperatures between 23.5C and … TBD
  • BioBond “anti-migration” cap secures the tag once inside the body
How/where to install the xBT tag? Aftercare? What to expect?
xBT in arm pit areaTypically, our x-series transponders are installed into the webbing between the metacarpal bones of the index finger and thumb, resting parallel to the index metacarpal. However, the xBT’s thermal sensor provides the most stable output when installed away from extremities and closer to the core of the body. Temperature in the hands and arms can fluctuate rapidly with changes in surrounding ambient temperature, and are not ideal for recording stable thermal readings.

The best installation location for the xBT tested so far has been in the skin near the arm pit, but not actually in the fold of the arm pit. For example, the area on the inside of the upper arm which rests against your torso when your arm is down would work well. Similarly, the torso area just under the arm pit which is completely covered when the arm is down, is also an acceptable location.

For aftercare information and what to expect, please read our X-Series FAQ page.

How does BioBond anti-migration coating affect removal/replacement?
xBT BioBond BioBond is a porous material that is applied to the bioglass encasement of the tag which promotes tissue growth throughout its porous structure. The goal is to secure the tag and stop it migrating by literally letting the body grow into it to hold the tag in place.

The xBT was designed for use in animals by Destron Fearing. The reason why the BioBond coating is necessary has to do with animal (dogs, cats, horses, etc.) physiology, as well as the method and care taken during placement. Our other x-series products do not have this coating in order to facilitate easy removal or replacement. Once tissue has grown into the BioBond coating around the xBT tag, removal or replacement of the xBT will be extremely difficult, but not impossible.

Can I get an MRI? What about airport security? Playing sports? etc.
You have questions! That’s understandable. The short answer is; it’s all good. If you’re looking for more specific answers, we have an extensive FAQ page that deals with many of the most commonly asked questions regarding installation of our x-series transponders.
Tag testing process, return policy, lifetime warranty
Testing Process
Our x-series tags come pre-loaded inside injector systems with steel needles and cannot be read while inside the needle. Because of this, we perform a full test on every x-series tag before it is loaded into the injector assembly and sterilized.

Return Policy
All sales of this product are final and no returns will be accepted. We keep tight control over chain of custody on this through manufacture, sterilization, and shipment. We would not want to re-sell something that has been returned, and you probably wouldn’t want to buy one either… so before you purchase, do your research and be sure you know you’re getting the correct product, know it’s compatibility/performance/limitations/etc.

Lifetime Warranty
If you do purchase one of our products and experience a failure, we offer a full lifetime warranty on all of our products. You will need to return the product for testing and analysis, and if it is malfunctioning, we will ship you a replacement free of charge.