Laboratory Supplies

The challenge is to control the risks of DNA or RNA contamination during the PCR process!

All technicians working in molecular biology laboratories, whether in medical biology, veterinary, industrial or research laboratories, are perfectly aware of the crucial importance of maintaining a contamination-free environment. And molecular biology analysis techniques such as PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) require highly appropriate equipment, and an environment totally free of DNA or RNA. Any unwanted nucleic acids can have a significant impact on the reliability of […]

Secondary packaging resistant to a differential pressure of 95kPa: we tell you all about it!

Secondary packaging and ADR…the biological samples transport is regulated by the ADR – Accord for Dangerous goods by Road. ADR requires that a biological sample be packaged in 3 levels of packaging with specific characteristics for each of them. Primary packaging Secondary packaging Outer packaging Which features do secondary packaging have? ADR requires the secondary packaging to be leakproof. If the primary packaging (collection of […]

Diagnosis of osteoarticular infections

The diagnosis of osteoarticular infections requires specific and efficient management throughout the care chain. Osteoarticular infections affect approximately 30,000 patients each year in France. It is known that 5,000 have an infection on the material, including 3,000 on prostheses, i.e. approximately 1.5% of implanted hip or knee prostheses.   Care adapted to each situation Each case requires a specific and adapted management which may require […]

Safety rules in the laboratory

Following laboratory safety rules is a must in any laboratory, no matter where it is located. Human error, improper technique or misuse of equipment and apparatus are the cause of most injuries and infections attributable to activities performed in a laboratory. If specimens are not collected, transported and received in the laboratory properly, there is a risk of infection to personnel. What are the safety […]

2017/746 Regulation ( IVDR): which impacts for the medical biology or anatomopathology laboratory?

Many laboratories are wondering about the impacts of regulation 2017/746 ( IVDR) on their processes. brings you some possible answers to these challenges. We suggest that you address these issues by product class. Impact of the IVDR regulation for non-sterile Class A products Impact for labs is quite limited. The laboratory must simply collect, if necessary, the EU declarations of conformity of the consumables […]

How to be well supported in the IVD Regulation change management ?

It is crucial to be well supported towards the new IVD regulation: To fully understand the issues and their impact on daily consumables To be serene in maintaining the COFRAC certification of the laboratory To be able to make better consumables supplier choices, today and tomorrow. Regulation 2017/746 (IVDR) – REGULATION (EU) 2017/746 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 April 2017 […]

IHW regulations: which container for which waste?

The DASRI regulations are complex. To comply with them without forgetting anything, we suggest that you review together which containers are suitable for each DASRI waste produced by your laboratory. May you still have questions once you have read this blogpost, please share them in the “comments” section below.

Changing tips between two calibrations : suggested protocols

In the course of this pandemic, you are regularly confronted with shortages of cones on your usual brands. The Cofrac requirement has not changed at the moment, the cones used by the laboratories must be those identified in the calibration certificates. However it is, at the moment, sometimes very difficult to comply with this requirement. In this post, we would like to help you by […]