Proprietary State of the Art Outer Packaging
VI-PAK packaging uses a high-tech composite of metallic foil and barrier plastic film, proven to provide the ultimate product protection and shelf life stability. The outer foil packs block oxygen entry providing a barrier to oxidation of the transport medium and protects against any media degradation from direct sunlight. VI-PAK also extends the product shelf life by preventing dehydration of the liquid and agar medium before the end of the product's shelf life.
High Visibility Clear Plastic Envelope with Tamper Evident Seal
Clear package of each transport system ensures that the correct product is selected for the appropriate investigation. The package seal immediately changes color from clear to white as soon as pack is peeled open. The tamper evident seal provides visual guarantee of first time use, product sterility and integrity.
Lot Number, Expiration Date and Description on Every Unit
The printing of lot number, expiration date and product description on each collection system pack enables correct inventory rotation, traceability and product use within prescribed dating.
Nitrogen Flushed Barrier Outer and Inner Pack
During product assembly, atmospheric air is vacuumed out of the individual plastic pouch and VI-PAK foil pack is flushed with nitrogen creating ideal low Eh conditions.
Waterproof, Moisture Guarded Packaging
Eliminates risk of accidental contamination of sterile pack contents by penetration of water condensation or contact between outside of the swab pack and wet surfaces.
Stabilized Media Integrity
The metallic foil of the VI-PAK barrier outer pack and the high-tech composite plastic film of the swab pouch slow down penetration of atmospheric oxygen preventing media oxidation and stop dehydration of liquid or agar gel medium before the end of product shelf life.
No Free Radicals or Superoxide
VI-PAK outer foil pack protects against ultra violet light damage.
Plastic, Recyclable Packaging
All product packaging is made from 100% plastic film ensuring that no fiber sheds onto product, an important consideration for use in surgical rooms.
COPAN Stringent Quality Control
In order to ensure very low levels of nonviable bacteria, every lot of finished goods and raw materials are tested rigorously against a diverse selection of QC organisms and following the CLSI M40-A standard. All media contains less than two nonviable bacterial cells per 10 high power microscopic fields.