Envigo implements new surgical model tracking systemGroundbreaking first-in-class software provides real-time tracking, accuracy and access East Millstone, NJ, USA, December 11, 2017:
Envigo, a leading provider of nonclinical contract research services and research models, announced today the implementation of a first-in-class surgical model tracking system, designed to track and monitor the entire spectrum of surgical model development – enabling critically required efficiencies while enhancing animal welfare. The system, which tracks both animals and surgeons, works by implanting RFID microchips in each surgically-modified animal model allowing Envigo to record real-time, accurate data on animals in surgery. This system includes proper surgical information on the weight, date of birth of animals, surgical preparation; catheters and implants; analgesics and anaesthetics; length of surgery; post-operative care and recovery, and finally, inventory and shipments. The major benefits for researchers are a reduction of the number of rodents used in research and improvements in surgery and study accuracy.