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2010-05-03 14:12:00

MILPITAS, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Going green? Meet your new best friend and adopt a renewable source of happiness at Humane Society Silicon Valley's (HSSV) Pet Adoption Event! Saturday, May 15 from 11 AM - 4 PM at HSSV's Animal Community Center, 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. More than 20 rescue groups and shelters will participate in this event, featuring dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and "pocket pets," such as guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats available for adoption....

2010-04-13 07:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, Inc., a developer of intelligent implant systems, has announced the appointment of Ajit S. Gill as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gill, most recently CEO of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, is best known for his leadership of Nektar Therapeutics, a company he grew from a start-up to a public biopharmaceutical company. "We are very pleased that Ajit is joining MicroCHIPS," said Terry McGuire, co-founder and general partner at Polaris...

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2010-03-09 14:25:00

Britain is proposing a new plan to crackdown on dangerous dogs, which may include forcing dog owners to microchip their pets and to get insurance for them. The proposal is being met with criticism from civil libertarians who feel that Britain's vast surveillance has already gone too far, and now it wants to keep tabs on some 8 million dogs. Many also feel insurance would be a burden to innocent pet owners -- while those who own violent dogs would simply ignore the law. "This is yet more...

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2010-03-06 10:10:00

A pro-privacy group in the United Kingdom is warning citizens that the government has placed microchips in trash receptacles to monitor how much trash people throw away, claiming it's an attempt to fine those who toss too much. According to the advocacy group Big Brother Watch, as many as 2.6 million chips have been outfitted onto household trash bins by many local government councils. The group discovered the program through a series of Freedom of Information requests, although it...

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2010-03-01 13:40:00

In a poll released Monday, one in four Germans said they would be happy to have a microchip implanted in their body if solid benefits were gained from having it. German IT lobby group BITKOM conducted the survey to show the differences in the real life of now and the virtual world of tomorrow, which is one of the main themes at the CeBIT trade fair that starts on Tuesday. Of the nearly 1,000 respondents to the survey, 23 percent of them said they would be prepared to receive a microchip...

2010-01-07 08:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, Inc., a developer of intelligent implant systems, has raised $16.5 million to fund its lead programs in diabetes and osteoporosis. Current investors Polaris Venture Partners, Novartis Venture Fund, Flybridge Capital Partners, Medtronic, Saints Capital, Intersouth Partners, Care Capital and CSK Venture Capital were joined by new investor InterWest Partners. "Support from our investors enables us to bring our vision to life," said John...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, a developer of intelligent, responsive implant systems, today announced it has been named a 2010 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. The company was selected for pioneering a novel medical device platform that uses patented, responsive implants designed to bridge the gap between disease monitoring and treatment. MicroCHIPS' technologies have broad applicability, from 'rescue' applications in diabetes and cardiology, where...

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2009-10-14 08:54:09

Animals shelter officials housing lost pets that had been implanted with a microchip were able to find the owners in almost three out of four cases in a recently published national study. According to the research, the return-to-owner rate for cats was 20 times higher and for dogs 2 ½ times higher for microchipped pets than were the rates of return for all stray cats and dogs that had entered the shelters. "This is the first time there has been good data about the success...

2009-10-04 23:24:05

Microchipping allowed a cat in England to be reunited with its owners after it disappeared for three weeks, the cat's owners said. Cindy and Tim Whitbread of the Isle of Wight, England, got a telephone call from Chris Archibald of the Yorkshire resort of Whitby -- 300 miles away -- to say she had Geoffrey, their cat, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The Whitbreads said they believe Geoffrey, a Bengal cat, must have jumped into the luggage compartment of one of the many vehicles that...

2009-09-20 00:45:47

A pet tortoise rescued from a busy highway in southern England has been nicknamed Freeway. John Formby of Worthing, on the Sussex coast, spotted the animal, at first thinking it was a piece of trash, The Independent reported. When he realized it was a tortoise, he pulled over and sprinted back to the rescue. Three vehicles went right over the top of it but somehow missed it, he said Saturday. It didn't even pop back into its shell, just kept on walking as if it knew it had to get to the other...


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