When you have special marking, restraining or medicating problems, contact AIMS™ for the solution. We can design and build custom equipment to meet your needs:
Equipment: AIMS™ equipment comes with a 3 year warranty and is made to work in a lab environment. Equipment is designed to be easily set-up, adjusted properly, and cleaned efficient to minimize animal cross contamination and to make tattooing an efficient process. Foot pedal activation is also employed to minimize hand fatigue. All equipment servicing is done by AIMS. If necessary, AIMS™ will provide loaner equipment to be used, in the event that repairs are needed. AIMS™ equipment can also be used under aseptic conditions. Customers will never have to be concerned about the operation of their tattoo equipment. AIMS™ can provide documentation to meet GLP requirements.
Pigment Safety: AIMS™ tattoo pigments have been demonstrated to be safe and nontoxic. AIMS™ tattoo pigments have been used in all animal models including transgenic, nude, and scid with no adverse reactions. Customers can rely on receiving the best quality tattoo pigment made for lab animal tattooing. You will not contaminate other lab animals in your facility.
Tattoo Needles: AIMS™ tattoo needles are made of 401 stainless steel and silver solder. They are provided to customers pre-sterilized and ready for tattooing. These needles have been developed to minimize animal pain and tissue damage during rodent tail tattooing. Proper needles allow for humane and rapid animal tattooing. Customers can be assured that tails are not damaged and that the most humane needles are employed when using AIMS™ tattoo needles.
Tattoo Training: AIMS™ is the only company that provides hands-on tattoo training and certification programs at customer facilities. Training sessions can be purchased at the time of a system purchase and by arrangement as necessary there after. Customers are taught humane tattooing techniques developed by AIMS™ that will quickly produce dark, permanent tattoos. This service provides customers with documentation for regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, USEP, AALAC, AALAS, etc.) that are concerned with experimental quality and the humane care and use of research animals. Customers have the satisfaction of knowing that they have the highest quality tattoo identification program available that is capable of rigorous audits by external agencies. AIMS™ tattoo program provides tattoos that do not fade.
AIMS™ equipment, supplies, and services are priced above other tattoo systems that are available from general equipment distributors. However, over the years we have learned that the superior quality of our identification program (not just equipment but custom supplies and education) offers customers a significant cost savings as they employ the AIMS™ program in their facility. Thus, the higher initial set-up costs are quickly recovered as you use the AIMS™ animal tattoo identification program. The following are some examples of customer cost recovery.