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SealSAFE, Biospecimen vacuum sealing system with automated fixative addition
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified formaldehyde as a class 1 carcinogen. This classification is encouraging health authorities, surgical staff, pathologists and histotechnicians to look for ways to eliminate the substance from work environments. Critical exposure points for facility personnel are the operating suites and during the transfer of formalin-fixed tissues to the pathology lab. The Milestone SealSAFE eliminates and control the formalin exposure/volume from the surgery room to the lab.
The SealSAFE is the world’s first automatic system that fills dedicated bags containing the biospecimens, with the required fixative (i.e. formalin), in a standardized and documented way. The innovative, patented* SealSAFE technology allows operators in surgery rooms and in pathology laboratories to handle histology specimens in full safety.
Today’s manual operations to prepare, transport and stock histology specimens can be drastically improved with this disruptive technology. The introduction of the SealSAFE technology at the starting point of sample generation (the surgery room), pathology accessioning, and in the grossing area provides a dynamic and flexible solution with benefits to all the departments involved.