Securbiop Medical Equipment biopsy specimen containers

SecurBiop® closed system specimen containers reduce the risk of exposure to potentially harmful formalin.

The issue of Healthcare Workers health and safety in the healthcare setting is one of urgency, the SecurBiop® System offers a practical solution to reduce the inherent risks associated with the exposure and use of hazardous chemicals such as Formalin.

On 1 January 2016, the European Union reclassified formaldehyde as a class 1B carcinogen, meaning it has the potential to have carcinogenic potential in humans.1

The most commonly used form of formaldehyde in healthcare is formalin,  a solution of formaldehyde gas dissolved in water.

Numerous studies have revealed several risks involving the use of this preparation of Formalin and Formaldehyde.  According to Public Health England2 (2017) risks include:

  • Inhalation can lead to irritation of the nose, throat and mouth
  • Ingestion can cause burns and ulcers in stomach and intestines; nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain
  • Skin exposed to formaldehyde vapours can cause redness, itching, rash, swelling and burns
  • Eye exposure can cause irritation, stinging, burning, tearing and eyelid spasms

SecurBiop® is a range of biopsy containers pre-filled with Formalin, which ensure zero exposure or risk of spillages.

Thanks to the patented technology and design, SecurBiop® releases formalin automatically from its cap into the container ONLY when it is completely closed.

 SecurBiop®: Safe Biopsy Specimen Containers  offer the following key benefits:

  • Zero Exposure to Formalin Vapours
  • Vastly Reduced Risk of Spillage
  • Innovative & Unique ‘Closed System Technology’
  • Enhance Staff Safety and Efficiency
  • Wide Range of Sizes to Suit Any Type of Biopsy Specimen

How it works

  • The specimen is placed into the empty container and closed by screwing on the lid.
  • The formalin will automatically flow down from the cap once it is completely closed.
  • Unlike other formalin pre-filled containers, the formalin is sealed in the cap by a membrane and an ‘O-ring’.  The O-ring is placed in the threaded part of the cup, when the formalin is poured into the container it eliminates the dispersion of vapours and liquid.
  • This unique system ensures there is no leakage of liquid or vapours, therefore preventing direct or indirect contact with the user.
  • When transporting the specimen, the patented design ensures that the sample will always be immersed in the solution when handled correctly.

The 10 + 10ml version resolves the issue of transferring smaller biopsy samples to the container (for example, samples do not always drop off the forceps or transfer needle) as the extra 10ml of saline flushes the sample into the formalin.

Containers are available in 17 different size formats from 5ml to 2000ml to suit all types of biopsy samples.

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Product demonstration video:

New Support available for larger Volume Containers to allow for single-handed usage.  Watch the video below for more:




  1. Directive (EU) 2017/2398 of the European Parliament and of the Council.  Available at COM_2018_171_F1_PROPOSAL_FOR_A_DIRECTIVE_EN_V4_P1_970404.PDF
  2. Public Health England 2017.  Compendium of Chemical Hazards: Formaldehyde PHE Publications.  Available at: Compendium of Chemical Hazards (

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