Because Japan has a strict ban on imported needles, we cannot ship a typical installation kit to Japan. If you are ordering an implantable device that comes in kit form, the following will need to happen:
we will remove the transponder from the injection assembly.
we will place the transponder into a plastic tube with chlorhexidine solution.
we will ship the transponder inside this sealed tube directly to you or to one of our professional installation partners.
you will need to schedule an installation with one of our professional installation partners. They can install using a domestically produced needle and a taper (metal rod). For our 2mm diameter x-series products (e.g. the xNT or xEM) a 10g needle can be used. For larger 3mm devices like our xM1+, an 8g needle can be used.
Here is an example of installation of an xM1+ using a needle and taper.