I’m a former scientist. We have other scientists at UID, including biologists and computer science experts, and together we intend to bridge the gap between laboratory animal science and information technology by developing identification solutions to serve the needs of researchers across multiple scientific disciplines. We also stay in touch with developing science, with technology innovations and mainly with the researcher. We look at the needs of the research and based on our background we can help identify potential products that will solve problems or automate processes. So that’s how we stay ahead of the market, by using our knowledge and experience.
That’s how we developed the Control Substance Inventory System, which utilizes RFID technology to enhance security and streamline inventory management of controlled substances. We recognized a significant need for this type of technology in laboratory research and veterinary applications, and developed a solution that is gaining significant adoption across the industry. And along those lines, that’s how we developed the UID Mouse Matrix, a unique system that enables researchers to monitor animals in their home cage without disrupting their natural behavior. This system has revolutionized the way researchers conduct animal studies, by providing a non-invasive and stress-free method of data collection.
Another exciting project we are currently working on is an application for tumor measurements. Our goal is to automate the entire process of identifying the animal, taking temperature and weight measurements, and measuring tumors. By streamlining this process, we can significantly improve efficiency and accuracy, while also reducing the potential for errors. Our approach begins with the use of a microchip to provide a digital ID for each animal. This allows us to automatically tie all data to the correct animal, eliminating the need for manual entry and minimizing the risk of errors. Our tumor measurement application then enables researchers to capture all necessary data quickly and easily. In fact, we can measure and record all data for one mouse in just 30 seconds. We are so excited about this project that we are offering the application free of charge to researchers who can benefit from a higher throughput model. All that is required is the microchip and reader from UID.