Digital Angel Corporation Awarded Patent for Implantable RFID Microchips

Rejoice, diabetics! No, you still can't have any delicious donuts, but you can more closely monitor your glucose levels without the need for finger pricks. Digital Angel (the company name sounds like a myspace username or something) was awarded a patent for their embedded bio-sensor system.

The system works by implanting a glucose-sensing RFID microchip into the patient. The chip can more accurately measure glucose levels and report it back to a digital scanner that also powers the device. Digital Angel just received their patent this week, so expect it to still be years before this product is actually available, until then—keep on prickin'. Thanks, Anthony

Press Release [BusinessWire]