Milestone FormSAFE – high safety formalin pre-filled container
In December 2013 the EU-REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) adopted a decision to reclassify formaldehyde as a Category 1B carcinogen and Category 2 mutagen under the EU CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging) Regulation.
Formalin is commonly used as a fixative in either pre-filled containers or empty containers to be filled manually. These can lead to health exposure to the formalin by laboratory staff.
Milestone’s FormSAFE provides an excellent safer alternative to traditional pre-filled containers when personnel are concerned with formalin exposure during collection, transport and storage.
A second stratified fluid component floats above the formalin phase and acts as a protective floating shield which prevents fixative fumes from escaping the container. This concept of a multi-layered liquids container allows safe handling both to the endoscopist at sampling and to the histologist when preparing the cassette.
The endoscopist can easily detach the specimen from the tweezer by immersing them in the liquid without being exposed to formalin vapours. The histologist can open the container, pick up the specimen without being exposed to the fumes.
FormSAFE containers are available in packages of 21 boxes or 70 boxes of 50 containers each.