SpeciSafe pack offers safe transportation of samples

Combines a super absorbent lining within a single-piece shock resistant container

SpeciSafe packs include a super-absorbent lining

Alpha Laboratories’ SpeciSafe packs are a safe, convenient and economical solution for the packaging and mailing of pharmaceutical samples.

Currently, primary sample containers have to be packed in an absorbent material, then placed in a sealed plastic bag and finally in a rigid box. This requires multiple materials and can result in mailing packages being of considerable size, which increases postal costs.

SpeciSafe, available from the Eastleigh, Hampshire-based firm, replaces the secondary packaging and combines a unique, internally bonded super absorbent lining within a single-piece shock resistant container. This can be placed directly in a padded envelope or bag, ready for posting. And depending on the sample vial size they can be mailed at large letter or small packet rate.

The lining soaks up any fluid from leaking vials in seconds. The material is so absorbent that 1m2 retains as much as 20 litres of liquid. Once the lining has absorbed its maximum volume of liquid, it creates a watertight barrier and effectively seals the SpeciSafe pack eliminating the risk of any leakage from the secondary container.

The firm says the SpeciSafe packs are available in a range of designs to fit around commonly used 95kPa sample vessels. They include packs for single or up to 10 sample containers covering urine, blood, and swab vessels. One side is made of clear plastic to enable visibility of sample details without unpacking and to provide visible spillage indication to protect the user.