The demand includes products necessary for the safe collection, transfer and storage of viral samples, such as Viral Transport Media (VTM).
Manufacturers of PCR kits for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 use the FlexiPump peristaltic pump to dispense the viral transport media in sterile tubes with screw caps to efficiently meet the high demand for tests.
In line with recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), VTMs for COVID-19 testing are an integral part of the kit for PCR.
With FlexiPump peristaltic pump, the volume is programmable and allows the transfer of calibrated volumes. The sterile tubing system avoids cross-contamination of the medium required for testing.
Manon Laborie, Application Manager explains, "FlexiPump is a tool that can be adapted to different applications and today it provides support and integration into the testing kit preparation process, which is crucial in the current context."
Serial distribution in all types of containers is simplified thanks to the handy gun and the wide choice of distribution protocols of FlexiPump. Its interface is intuitive and meets the efficiency requirements of laboratories.
Compact, only 16 cm wide, it allows a work ergonomics adapted to all laboratories. FlexiPump, which complies with ISO 7218 standards, is manufactured by the French company INTERSCIENCE.