Automated Formalin Dispensing System for Biospecimens
Formalin has been proven to be carcinogenic and detrimental to human health. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies formaldehyde as a human carcinogen (1), and in 2011, the National Toxicology Program named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen (2). Additionally, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established limits for the amount of formaldehyde that workers can be exposed to at their place of work. Failure to establish effective protocols to limit exposure to formalin could open up organizations to potential lawsuits.
UltraSAFE is an innovative technology which allows operators in surgery rooms to handle histology specimens in complete safety, with no exposure to fixative fumes. This results in “Zero Formalin Exposure”. UltraSAFE revolutionizes OR personnel safety by eliminating the risk of formaldehyde exposure. This enables a healthier working environment where employees can complete their daily tasks in a safer manner, without worrying about long-term health effects.
UltraSAFE dispenses formalin based on specimen weight and individual lab guidelines. This is carried out in an enclosed, safe chamber in a standardized and documented manner. As a result, UltraSAFE dramatically reduces the potential for formalin spills as well as reducing operator exposure to formalin fumes.