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What sweet names and great stories will be used to usher in the implantation of the human race. Yesterday, VeriChip Corp sent out a press release stating that its "Hugs" RFID infant protection system had prevented the abduction of a baby at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

VeriChip Corporation's RFID Technology Prevents Infant Abduction at North Carolina Hospital

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2005--VeriChip Corporation, a subsidiary of Applied Digital, a leading provider of security and identification technology, announced today that its "Hugs" RFID infant protection system has prevented the abduction of a baby at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

On July 15, the Hugs system went into alarm when the infant was removed from the hospital's seventh-floor nursery. Staff quickly responded to the "CODE PINK" alert, and security officials thwarted the abduction, recovered the infant unharmed and returned him to the safety of maternity ward staff.

The "Hugs" Infant Protection System, part of a recent acquisition by VeriChip, contains a tiny radio transmitter designed to prevent infants from being removed from a healthcare facility without authorization. Every infant wears a Hugs tag on the ankle or wrist, and exit points throughout the hospital are electronically monitored to detect unauthorized removal of an infant.

In the last 22 years, there have been 233 infant abductions in the United States - half of these abductions occurred from healthcare facilities. VeriChip's RFID infant protection systems are designed to combat not only infant abductions, but also accidental infant mismatchings. According to the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, mismatching incidents occur an estimated 20,000 times annually. VeriChip's infant protection systems are currently installed in approximately 900 U.S. hospitals.

About VeriChip

VeriChip is a subsidiary of Applied Digital and an innovative provider of RFID technology for people including their assets and their environments. From the world's first and only FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID microchip to the only patented active RFID tag with skin-sensing capabilities, VeriChip leads the way in next-generation RFID technologies. Today, over 3,000 installations worldwide in healthcare, security, industrial, and government markets benefit from both the protection and efficiencies provided by VeriChip systems. For more information on VeriChip, please visit www.verichipcorp.com.

About Applied Digital

Applied Digital develops innovative security products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The Company's unique and often proprietary products provide security for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader of Security Through Innovation. Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation. For more information on Applied Digital, please visit www.adsx.com.

Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.

Source: VeriChip Corporation