The HomeAgain XS™ Syringe and Microchip features a smaller gauge needle (15G) and microchip (1.4mm x 10.3mm). The smaller gauge needle offers patients greater comfort (1). The HomeAgain XS microchip is encased in an inert, hermetically sealed, biocompatible soda lime glass and is coated with Parylene C to promote tissue fixation (2). The microchip lasts for the life of the pet, it is a passive device and provides a permanent pet identification with a unique microchip ID code. It also meets the ISO Standard 11784 and 11785.
1. Does Needle Size Matter? Harvinder S. Gill, Ph.D., Mark R. Prausnitz, Ph.D.; Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology; Vol.1, Issue 5, Sept. 2007
2. Kumar R, Greiner A. Parylene polymers for nanotechnology applications. NSTI – Nanotech. 2007;2:52-55.