- Formalin encapsulated in the lid
- Easy press of the thumb to operate
- No personnel are exposed
Millions of biopsies are handled in hospitals and clinics every day. This process generally involves the use of formalin which poses severe a health risk.
BiopSafe delivers an efficient solution to this problem. It is a new and revolutionary method of handling biopsies helping to protect medical personnel all over the world. The BiopSafe vial provides safe formalin handling with a simple touch of your thumb.
The big challenge in hospitals and clinics all over the world is how to fixate the biopsy in formalin without exposure to spillage or vapour.
This problem is solved with BiopSafe – a small container with formalin encapsulated in the lid. With a light press of the thumb the formalin is released in a closed system covering the biopsy. The result is that no personnel are exposed to the content in either liquid or vapour form
Aside from being safe, the method is also fast. BiopSafe is always at hand and it only takes seconds to place the biopsy in the vial and press to add the formalin. This simple handling saves time and ensures that doctors and nurses can concentrate on other important issues. At the same time making transport to the lab secure and easy.
We have vials in 2 sizes: 20 ml and 60 ml. This makes it easier to handle more biopsies at one time. Each biopsy can be placed in a cassette and arranged with other cassettes in a vial container before the lid is screwed on and the formalin released
It only takes a few seconds before the biopsy is safely covered with formalin and ready for transportation. Everything is handled in a hermetically closed system without any spill or vapor escaping the vial.
Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen which affects health in many negative ways. Either when a person is exposed directly or through inhalation. Long term exposure to formaldehyde has been proven to be associated with an increased risk of cancer of the nose, nasopharyngeal and lung cancer.
Increased exposure to formaldehyde can cause severe pulmonary reactions to the upper respiratory tract
Irritation resulting in redness, itching, burning and tearing
Allergic reaction and dermatitis, as experienced by many working with formaldehyde.
It is therefore critical to handle formalin with care and attention to ensure a safe working environment.
We are deeply committed to help ensure a safe working environment for medical staff involved in biopsy procedures and to spread awareness of the many health risks associated with exposure to formalin.
This is why we invented BiopSafe in 2014, an innovative solution which not only eliminates any exposure to formalin during the procedure but is also fast and easy to use.
BiopSafe is part of Axlab, specialized in solutions for pathology. Today, BiopSafe is used by thousands of healthcare professionals around the world and distributed globally through a dedicated partner network.