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Topic: Closed system devices

May 28, 2015
Currently, only few studies are available regarding the tightness of closed system transfer devices (CSTDs). The presented study deals with the evaluation of microbial tightness of CSTDs using airborne and touch contamination

 

May 28, 2015
A second-generation closed system transfer device both provides effective containment of hazardous drugs and prevents microbial ingress for a prolonged period and could therefore enable more economical use of expensive products

 

October 2, 2013
This study evaluated the microbiological stability of cytostatics manipulated using the BD PhaSeal® system inside a biological safety cabinet, and results demonstrate PhaSeal's clear benefits in maintaining product sterility in real practice

 

November 23, 2012
The introduction of closed system devices for the preparation of monoclonal antibodies has impacted positively on the pharmacy service at NHS Highland

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April 3, 2012
Sterility and operator safety are key features of the CareFusion closed system device

teaserElena Dreassi, Gianfranco Corbini and
Assunta Zanfini
Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico , Università degli Studi di Siena
Siena, Italy

Silvano Giorgi, Maria Grazia Rossetti and
Eleonora Cesqui
Farmacia Ospedaliera Azienda ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy

April 14, 2011
Drug vial optimisation can extend use and reduce costs of chemotherapy agents while drug-related chromosomal changes in health workers call into question the effectiveness of protective measures

teaserChristine Clark, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FCPP(Hon)

Editor
HPE
 
The use of a closed system transfer device (CSTD) can extend the sterility of hazardous drug doses and could provide significant cost savings, Stephen Eckel, Assistant Pharmacy Director at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, North Carolina, told the audience at a satellite meeting held by Carmel Pharma at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2010.

June 9, 2010
Recent research shows that closed system transfer devices used for preparation of cytotoxic injections vary in susceptibility to microbial contamination and this has implications for practice

teaserRecent research shows that closed system transfer devices used for preparation of cytotoxic injections vary in susceptibility to microbial contamination and this has implications for practice

Johan Vandenbroucke
PharmD
Central Pharmacy
Ghent University
Hospital
Belgium

March 31, 2010
Ecolab

teaser Ecolab's centre of excellence for contamination control, Shield Medicare, is proud to announce a new development to its patented SteriShield Delivery System.

10 years ago, the SteriShield Delivery System pioneered the use of a closed trigger spray system, whereby air cannot enter the bottle and the contents remain sterile throughout use.  Since then the system has remained the benchmark for protected systems.

March 23, 2010
Reconstituted bortezomib vials are chemically and microbiologically stable for at least five days when prepared using a closed system transfer device

teaser Reconstituted bortezomib vials are chemically and microbiologically stable for at least five days when prepared using a closed system transfer device

Sa¡nchez-Rubio Ferra¡ndez J

PhD

Pharmacy Department
Hospital Infanta Cristina
Parla (Madrid) Spain

Fernandez

December 3, 2009
Baxter Healthcare SA, the regional headquarters of Baxter Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), today announced that its one billionth Viaflo

teaser Baxter Healthcare SA, the regional headquarters of Baxter Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), today announced that its one billionth Viaflo bag was manufactured at its plant in Sab¡nigo, Spain.

July 28, 2009
BD announces UK launch of new BD Nexiva Closed IV Catheter System designed to help protect healthcare workers

teaser BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today the UK launch of the latest BD Nexiva Closed IV Catheter System designed to reduce healthcare workers' risk of needlestick injuries and minimise exposure to blood.

The system includes the BD Q-SyteTM Luer Access Split Septum to help reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). The new version of the BD Nexiva system introduces key developments, including:

March 20, 2008
At an ASHP 2007 seminar sponsored by Carmel Pharma, speakers described how to achieve leakproof containment of hazardous drugs and estimate levels of risk to personnel

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At an ASHP 2007 seminar sponsored by Carmel Pharma, speakers described how to achieve leakproof containment of hazardous drugs and estimate levels of risk to personnel

Christine Clark
PhD

Contributing Editor
HPE

May 1, 2006
A satellite symposium, sponsored by Teva Europe, held during the EAHP congress in Geneva in March 2006, looked at the risks associated with the handling of hazardous drugs and the role that the pharmacist can play in reducing these risks

teaserLaurence A Goldberg
FRPharmS
HPE Editorial Consultant
UK
E:lag@salt.u-net.com

Traditionally, intravenous doses have been prepared using syringe and needle systems. However, these expose healthcare personnel to the risks of accidental exposure to the drug and to the risk of needlestick injury.
 
Cytotoxic drugs: detection and protection

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