AIMS™ (Animal Identification and Marking Systems, Inc.) was founded in 1979 by Dr. Harold Yacowitz and Ann Yacowitz. Dr. Yacowitz determined that a better method was needed for the identification of research animals. Thus, in the late 1970's Dr. Yacowitz developed the AIMS™ method of animal tattoo identification. Today, AIMS™ methods and procedures for animal tattoo identification continues to provide researchers with an easy, cost-effective method for permanent identification of laboratory animals. The AIMS™ system can be used to identify animals as small as day-old mice and as large as full-grown horses. AIMS™ is the only company that offers custom tattoo equipment and hands-on training to research facilities.
The World Identifies with AIMS™… Customers that work with laboratory animals require methods for the identification of research animals. Facilities that use the AIMS™ tattoo identification process include: Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, National Institutes of Health, Military Research Facilities, Veterans Administration Hospitals, Children Hospitals, USDA, FDA, CDC, University Laboratories, University Animal Facilities, Contract Laboratories, Toxicology Facilities. These facilities are located in various parts of the world including the United States, Canada, Japan, England, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, India, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Mauritius, Malaysia and Spain.
Animal Identification and Marking Systems, Inc. (AIMS™) develops and manufactures custom tattoo equipment and supplies specifically for the tattoo identification of research animals. The following are equipment and service features available exclusively from AIMS™.