Breast implants with smart chips that can be deteceted from outside of the body are now available in the European Union and United Kingdom.ImplantesFilename151-BS opt

Establishment Labs’ of Costa Rica is now offering Motiva breast implants with VeriTeQ‘s Q Inside Safety Technology.

As PSP first reported last summer, the chips contain electronic serial numbers and other pertinent information such as manufacturer name, date of manufacture, lot number, volume, size, and data from the medical device manufacturer that could be useful for patients and their physicians. The traceability could have assisted in the information-gathering process during the 2010 Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) scandal that affected some 10,000 women in the EU.