Somark Innovations, Inc., a life sciences technology company focused on improving identification methods and processes for research animals, has announced the introduction of TriCell ink slide technology for its LabstampTM System at the 59th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS), taking place in Beppu in Ohita, Japan from May 24–26, 2012. First launched in 2010, the Labstamp System automates the process of applying tail tattoos for laboratory mice. The TriCell ink slide technology represents the company’s most advanced product enhancement to the Labstamp System, which is positioned to take advantage of a market where researchers are seeking easier and better methods to ensure accurate animal identification.
Cost, minimizing identification errors, and animal welfare are critical factors in the animal research industry. The Labstamp System with the new TriCell technology ensures researchers have the most cost effective and accurate method to protect the integrity of their research while considering the welfare of the animal. The redesigned slides, which feature three individual ink compartments, deliver FDA cleared microencapsulated ink that lasts indefinitely, and protects the animal from unnecessary ink exposure. The Labstamp System automatically applies the ID consistently and precisely to ensure accurate mouse identification.
Source: Somark Innovations, Inc