Liquid Amies Transport System
For safe and effective preanalytical specimen collection Puritan Diagnostics LLC, a division of Puritan Medical Products Co LLC, Guilford, Me, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Liquid Amies Transport System. The Liquid Amies System includes the patented HydraFlock® swab collection device along with the company’s UTM-RT Transport System. These systems are the crucial first step in the diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections, and are designed to facilitate safe and effective preanalytical specimen collection and transport to the lab. They accommodate both automation and traditional liquid specimen processing in clinical labs, including culturing and gram staining.
Puritan Diagnostics LLC
Significantly reduces waste
Kimberly-Clark, Roswell, Ga, introduces a new glove-dispensing system to reduce waste from dropped gloves—SmartPULL—for its Sterling and Lavender Nitrile exam gloves. The system features two separate openings on the box. The first, smaller opening is used when the box is full to reduce multiple dispensing, which often results in exam glove waste when gloves become unusable after falling on the floor. When the box is half empty, the second, larger opening allows for easier access to the gloves. The system can reduce waste by up to 33%, according to the company.