Large range of glass tubes for the protection of RFID transponders


SCHOTT VivoTag® transponder glass tubes encase and protect radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder chips implanted in pets and livestock, providing accurate and long-term functionality in all conditions. VivoTag® capsules have proven biocompatibility, helping mitigate the occurrence of immune reactions.
Range of RFID transponders encased in SCHOTT VivoTag® glass

Superior biocompatibility and ultra-small sizes

SCHOTT VivoTag® transponder glass tubes have been successfully tested for biocompatibility (cytotoxicity, hemo-compatibility) in animal applications, which means the glass causes little or no immune reaction when subcutaneously injected or implanted. VivoTag® transponder glass tubes are available in very small dimensions, down to 1.25 mm outer diameter.

Diagram showing how RFID transponders are encased in SCHOTT VivoTag® glass before being injected into an animal

Proven track record

SCHOTT VivoTag® Transponder Glass Tubes are the most proven material available for implantable RFID applications. They have been successfully used in animal identification for decades.

We are certified

Our products are DIN ISO 9001 and Environment ISO 14001 certified.

Tabby cat being identified by its transponder chip
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Ed Hart - Senior Sales Manager
Ed Hart

Senior Sales Manager