The S-Monovette blood collection system was one of 14 medical innovations on display for thousands of healthcare providers and experts at the Premier healthcare alliance’s 2013 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition. Sarstedt’s system was selected by clinicians and other members of Premier, a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 hospitals and nearly 100,000 other care sites. It was showcased during the conference’s fifth annual Innovation Celebration, which took place on June 11 in San Antonio, TX. The event recognizes advances in healthcare while highlighting industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes. Selection criteria included the product’s uniqueness, ability to have an impact on an unmet medical need, and potential to positively impact patient care.
The S-Monovette enables a gentle aspiration draw with no sample transfer. According to Sarstedt representatives, it reduces hemolysis rates, which are particularly high in emergency departments, by as much as tenfold, thereby reducing potentially erroneous test results, and it has engineered safety features as well as small needle components, which can reduce sharps waste by 80%.
Says Peter Rumswinkel, Vice President and General Manager of Sarstedt, Inc., “We are honored that Premier has recognized our S-Monovette as an innovative solution to streamline workflow, improve sample quality, and reduce costs associated with blood collection.” Watch informative videos about the Premier Breakthrough Conference and Exhibition.