Ultrasonic Spray Nozzles are Ideal for Blood Collection Tube Coating
Ultrasonic Spray Nozzles with extended tips have been used for coating of the inside of both evacuated and non-evacuated Vacutainer® blood collection tubes (VBCT & BCT), with anticoagulants (EDTA K2, EDTA K3, Lithium Heparin, Sodium Heparin) ,and Blood Clotting Accelerants (Silica, Thrombin, Venom).
Ultrasonic technology has its advantages over conventional air systems due to its low velocity, air-less spray that can easily be controlled to coat targeted areas within devices and well as enabling layering of coatings. Other advantages to ultrasonic spray technology for VBCT & BCT include:
- High transfer efficiency resulting in consistent quantities of deposited reagents and lower costs of manufacturing.
- Manufacturing process validation (GMP, ISO 13485, etc) is made easier with consistent reagent deposition.
- Perfect for solvent free processes, which are non-hazardous, lower cost, and environmentally friendly.
Products and Services Provided
We can provide systems for R&D use, pilot lines to full scale manufacturing lines exceeding 50,000 parts per hour for blood collection tube coating. Pilot lines and large scale systems, consultancy and advanced technical support is provided by our partner, Equinox Technical Solutions, who has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing systems for VBCT and BCT.
The most important decision for anyone who wishes to venture in producing Blood Collection Tubes is the selection of a manufacturing style. There are two distinct approaches; In-Line and Modular. We at Equinox, recommend systems based on the technologies, and the process principles that are applied to the manufacturer of Vacutainer® brand of products. A higher net throughput, ease of troubleshooting, and less downtime are some of the benefits of such approach. In addition to consultancy, in partnership with Microspray we supply systems for R&D, Pilot Lines, full scale turnkey systems, covering all key areas; Equipment, Process (knowhow), and Materials/Components. It is worth noting, we are often involved in trouble shooting projects, with customers who have chosen other technologies” – Ku Neekpay
This video shows an ultrasonic nozzle used in blood collection tube coating.