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Greiner Bio-One Preanalytics - VACUETTE® Specimen Collection System

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Greiner Bio-One is a leading manufacturer of plastic evacuated collection tubes for blood and urine, capillary blood collection systems, safety blood collection sets and accessories, complete urinalysis systems, automatic ESR analysers and decapper instruments.

As the first manufacturer to develop a safety collection system for blood and urine made out of virtually unbreakable PET plastic, Greiner Bio-One Preanalytics is a trendsetter in safety.

VACUETTE® plastic specimen collection tubes

Greiner Bio-One is an expert in the field of plastics and injection moulding techniques; thus it was made possible to successfully develop the optimal process for manufacturing evacuated specimen collection tubes out of PET. The material provides a number of advantages. The tubes are as clear as glass yet virtually unbreakable; in addition they are very lightweight, making storage and transportation easier, as well as saving on disposal costs. Furthermore, incineration of PET leaves virtually no residue.

MINICOLLECT® capillary blood collection system

The MiniCollect® capillary blood collection system is especially for neonates and infants. The closed system prevents contact with blood. Due to the unique Cross-Cuts cap system it is not necessary to open tubes. Available with safety lancets, funnel and capillaries.

VACUETTE® safety products

Worldwide over one million needlestick injuries are reported officially every year. Together with the unofficial incidents that go unreported, the actual total is probably far higher.

With the prevalence of fatal infections (HIV, HBV, HCV), it is of utmost importance, that healthcare workers are offered the best possible protection against needlesticks and sharps injuries. By using VACUETTE® Safety Products, the risk can be reduced to an absolute minimum.

VACUETTE® Safety Blood Collection Sets are available in a variety of versions: with / without Luer Adapter / Tube Holder / Blood Culture Bottle Tube Holder, as well as with a range of tube lengths. All sets are single-packed and equipped with a safety mechanism which securely encloses the needle after blood collection.

VACUETTE® QUICKSHIELD safety tube holders stand out largely due to their simple handling. Directly after blood collection, the needle is enclosed safely within the protective sleeve. Just one hand is necessary. An audible 'click' indicates to the user that the safety mechanism has been correctly activated.

VACUETTE® Tube-Touch PREMIUM safety needle system is the latest product innovation from Greiner Bio-One. The safety needle is already integrated into the blood collection holder. There is no need to activate the safety mechanism manually as it is done automatically by inserting the tube into the holder. The safety shield can move freely during blood collection procedure, enclosing the needle via the integrated spring mechanism when it is withdrawn from the vein. Features of the system are comfort and maximum safety.

VACUETTE® specimen collection accessories

Greiner Bio-One can supply all products required for the complete specimen collection procedure; needles, sharps disposal containers, tourniquets, etc. as well as transport containers for the safe transport of specimen material.

Uranalysis system

All products required for urinalysis, from collection to analysis in the laboratory are available from GBO.

  • Broad range of urine tubes, with and without stabiliser
  • Urine beakers and transfer devices for hygienic transfer of the sample
  • 24-hour urine containers

Automatic ESR Analysers

GBO offers a range of automated ESR analysers, available in three versions to suit every requirement, whether in the doctor's office or in a busy hospital ward.

VACUETTE® VISO PLUS blood collection needle

The VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS blood collection needle with optical venipuncture control is a great help for phlebotomy personnel. This special product from Greiner Bio-One brings vision to blood collection at last. When venipuncture has been carried out successfully, blood flow is visible in the view window in the transparent plastic hub of the needle.

The VISIO PLUS also has advantages for the patient. Movement in the vein during penetration whilst searching for the vein lumen is sometimes painful for the patient. Due to the visible blood flow in VISIO PLUS' view window, this movement is avoided. The special cut of the needle tip makes penetration of the tissue a lot easier. The new VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS needle thus guarantees pain-free, stress-free venipuncture.

Saliva collection and quantification system

Greiner Bio-One has developed the world’s first saliva collection and quantification system, based on a liquid collection medium that allows standardised collection and storage of samples regardless of where the sample is collected. The saliva collection set can be applied in practically any situation - it such as self-testing, therapeutic drug monitoring or roadside testing.

Internationally recognised quality

Our quality management system conforms to ISO 9001:2008/EN ISO 13485. VACUETTE® products bear the CE mark and are compliant with the ISO 6710 and EN ISO14820 international standards for single-use containers for blood collection. The quality of our products follows EC directives and US regulations (21CFR) and is manufactured accordingly.

Greiner Bio-One Preanalytics all over the world

Greiner Bio-One has production locations in Austria, Hungary, the US, Brazil and Thailand. We also have regional offices sales partners throughout the world. An international distribution network guarantees sound customer advice and prompt delivery of products.

Contact Details

Greiner Bio-One GmbH
Bad Haller Strasse 32
Contact: Peter Foettinger
+43 7583 6791 ext. 1150
+43 7583 6318

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MiniCollect® K3E K3EDTA Capillary Blood Collection Tubes 29 November 2016 Greiner Bio-One has developed a newly-designed capillary blood collection tube featuring an integrated collection scoop and a co-molded cap for collection and sampling.

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