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Capillary Blood Collection Products and Sample Transportation Solutions

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Greiner Bio-One manufacture and supplies the MiniCollect® capillary blood collection system to a range of customers across the UK including NHS and commercial organisations. The range includes:

  • Capillary blood collection tubes.
  • Lancets.
  • Carrier tubes to aid labeling and processing.

MiniCollect® features leak proof caps and can be transported safely.

 

Have you validated this method, if so, how and what were the results of the validation?​

MiniCollect® is CE marked and there is a range of white papers and other documentation available to support its use. Instructions for Use, both as documents and videos are available upon request.

How quickly could this be deployed and what are the dependencies?​

MiniCollect® is a stocked UK product, however due to the current COVID-19 pandemic delivery timescales and availability need to be discussed in more detail directly with us.

What is the likely production volume?​

MiniCollect® is a stocked UK product, however due to the current COVID-19 pandemic delivery timescales and availability need to be discussed in more detail directly with us.

What are the risks and barriers to using this at scale?​

The risk is demand being greater than supply, however to mitigate this, early discussions on accurate forecast of volumes would reduce this risk and aid production planning.

Who are you already partnering with on this?

We currently supply the NHS, private commercial organisations and research institutes including universities.

How does this fit into a tracked sample pathway?

MiniCollect® tubes can be easily incorporated into postal packs which can be tracked and traced.

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Jo Martin Apr 27, 2020

What volumes are you looking to produce per week in the UK?

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Jo Martin Apr 27, 2020

Status label added: D: Ready to share

Needs more detail on production volumes though!

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Nick Rudge Apr 28, 2020

It’s necessary for us to engage with each potential enquiry on a case by case basis due to the current demands globally, this will allow us to best manage and co-ordinate effectively. We would therefore recommend direct contact to establish full details including forecasts to enable us to provide accurate availability information.

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Jo Martin Apr 28, 2020

Ok thanks, without some idea we can’t really make any recommendation one way or another...

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Nick Rudge Apr 28, 2020

We have sold over 1.2 million pieces of our MiniCollect® product range in the past 12 months across the NHS and other organisations. We have additional capacity at our manufacturing site in Austria to enable us to meet increased demand.

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Jo Martin Apr 28, 2020

Do you know to what uses they are being put and where in the NHS they are being used? This would be really helpful information...

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Nick Rudge Apr 29, 2020

MiniCollect® Tubes are used for the collection of small volume samples from patients, such as neonates, children and the elderly, where the collection of large volume venous samples is problematic. The MiniCollect® samples can be sent to the Blood Sciences Departments where they can be analysed for routine tests such as Biochemistry and Haematology. Further uses of MiniCollect® include the collection of samples at home and the subsequent transportation of the sample to a Laboratory for testing and can be used for antibody testing.

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Jo Martin Apr 29, 2020

Thanks Nick, helpful

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Paul Randell May 1, 2020

We currently use them in the Microbiology laboratory for the on-line sexual health service. The kit including small tube insert is sent to the client and when we receive them back we insert them into the top of a blood tube sized adapter to go onto our analyser.

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Bev Matthews Apr 29, 2020

Status label added: Requires more information

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Bev Matthews Apr 29, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews Apr 29, 2020

Status label removed: D: Ready to share

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Nick Rudge May 5, 2020

Hello, can we ask what if any, additional information is required in order to move this to the next stage?

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