Sunday, December 07, 2008

VeriChip/Microchip News

Digital Angel sells stake in VeriChip

Letter to Digital Angel Stockholders from CEO Joseph J. Grillo

VeriChip's Ex-CEO buys controlling stake in company - Update

VeriChip also said Silverman will re-assume the role of Chairman, replacing Joseph Grillo, and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company.

As of Thursday, VeriChip has more than $8 million of cash and restricted cash and no debt.

Commenting on the deal, Silverman said, "The prior controlling stockholder of the Company preferred a different path for the Company, which could have jeopardized the value of our FDA-cleared, first-of-a-kind medical device for patient identification. I couldn't let that happen."

Microsoft Partners With Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip

Microsoft wants to get under your skin

VeriChip Corporation Selected by Microsoft to Offer Personal Health Record through Microsoft HealthVault

Digital Angel Reports 3Q 2008 Financial Results

VeriChip Corporation And RECEPTORS LLC Successfully Complete Phase I Development Of In Vivo Glucose Sensing RFID Microchip



Tag you’re sick

Papua Proposal: A Microchip to Track HIV-Positive Residents

Microchip Tags For Aids Patients-People infected with HIV could be implanted with microchips after lawmakers in Indonesia backed tagging them.

Update: Global Challenges Indonesia's AIDS Commission Rejects Bill To Implant Microchips in Some HIV-Positive People

Obama Plans Largest Building Program Since 1950s

Upgrading health care is the final component of the plan. By introducing new technology and electronic medical records, he said health-care workers could “prevent medical mistakes, and help save billions of dollars each year.”

Daschle: Obama health plan will be broad at first

He also said health care must make better use of technology and move toward electronic records.

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