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Saturday, 19 October 2013

RFID Microchips to be Embedded in Breast Implants -

RFID Microchips to be Embedded in Breast Implants - 

A manufacturer of breast implants has announced that it will begin selling its products with an RFID microchip embedded in the implant, partnering with a company whose CEO previously tried to market the implantable microchip as a replacement for the credit card.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, with a staggering 300,000 women in America alone receiving breast implants every year.
Establishment Labs, a major breast, body and facial aesthetic company which has offices in both Europe and America, recently announced that it has teamed up with VeriTeQ to produce breast implants, “with a radio frequency identification tag built in, with the goal of providing information about the implant to a patient long after the device has been inserted into her body.”
“EL’s Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix™ with VeriTeQ’s Q Inside Safety Technology is the world’s first externally identifiable breast implant,” reports Yahoo Finance, adding that the microchip, which can be read via external scanners, has already been approved by the FDA.
A leading chain of plastic surgery clinics in the UK, which has asked to remain anonymous for now, intends to announce it will begin implanting patients with the technology next month.
The use of implantable microchips to track pets has become common over the last decade, but their use in human beings has consistently faced hurdles due to Big Brother concerns about people being electronically tagged like animals, as well as the biblical idea of a “mark of the beast,” which some fear will eventually become a mandatory replacement for the credit card or even a universal form of identification.


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