Collection and Transfer
Collection and Transfer

Pre-Analytical Tools

Specimens collection, Transfer and Storage

Pre-Analytical Tools include the following revolutionary instrumentations, TissueSAFE (High vacuum biospecimen transfer systems) and SealSAFE (Automated fixative addition plus vacuum sealing of biospecimens)

  • Specimen is placed in a single use special vacuum bag and sealedMilestone Medical
  • Use the pre-printed note field or sealable document pouch to include additional important information
  • Activate the RFID smart card to continuously monitor time and temperature
  • Preset vacuum programs for different types pf surgical specimens
  • During the surgery hours, vacuum sealed specimens are collected

TissueSAFE

High vacuum biospecimen transfer system

  • Tissue SafeEliminate formalin from surgery suites
  • Monitor tissue temperature during transfer
  • Deliver "fresh" tissues to laboratory

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC1) has classified formaldehyde as a class 1 carcinogen.
This new classification is encouraging health authorities, surgical staff, pathologists and histotechnicians to look for ways to eliminate the substance from work environments.
A critical exposure point for facility personnel is in the transfer of tissue from the surgical suite to the pathology lab.

The advanges of TissueSAFE are:

  • Immediately after excision, specimens are transferred to an adjacent room where the TissueSAFE is installed.
    Tissue is placed into sterilized specimen bags and sealed under vacuum. Users can add important case information by writing directly on the printed note field, including information into the sealable document pouch, or using an optional label.
  • The sealed specimen bag is then placed into a carryable “coolbag” for short distances or refrigerated transfer box for remote sites.
  • A Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) smart card (optional), is placed into the transfer box to continuously monitor and document tissue temperature from the surgery suite to the histology lab.
  • Fixation can now start under controlled conditions in the laboratory.

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SealSAFE

Automated fixative addition plus vacuum sealing of biospecimens

  • Seal SafeNo formalin vapors
  • Improved storage and filing
  • Optimized fixation
  • Completely automated

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC1) has classified formaldehyde as a class 1 carcinogen. This new classification is encouraging health authorities, surgical staff, pathologists and histotechnicians to look for ways to eliminate the substance from work environments.
A critical exposure point for facility personnel is in the transfer of tissue from the surgical suite to the pathology lab.

The advanges of SealSAFE are:

  • Less formalin: Reduction of volumes thanks to the possibility of decreasing the formalin/sample ratio. Lower disposal costs.

  • Safety: Full automation prevents exposure of technical staff to formalin.
    The System is designed to pump formalin directly from commercially available containers.

  • Standardization and Quality: Consistent injection of the correct volume of formalin according to the weight of the specimen to ensure optimized fixation and histological results.

  • Optimized Storage: Stand up specimen pouches and optimal preservation.
    Archival Storage in specimen bags reduces volume by up to 80%. 

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