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1. (WO2014207076) CONTROLLED TRANSFER BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE COLLECTION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING SUCH DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/207076    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2014/063456
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 26 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B01L 3/00
A61B 10/00
Applicants: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
Inventors: TATNELL, Peter, James
SEYMOUR, Geraint
POTTS, Cheryl, Louise
PIERCE, Alan, Stuart
TORTORELLA, Stevan, Paul
OGDEN, Samantha, Jane
WILLIAMS, Neil, John
Title: CONTROLLED TRANSFER BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE COLLECTION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING SUCH DEVICES
Abstract:
A controlled transfer biological sample material collection device is disclosed comprising: a body (12) housing a sample storage medium (30, Fig 2a) for generally dry storage of the biological material, the body including a lid portion (40) operable to provide at least open and closed positions for generally respectively exposing or covering said storage medium; and a sample collection member (20) supported on the body for collecting the biological sample material, the collection member being pivotable from a first exposed position where collection of a biological sample is possible (Fig 1a), to a second transfer position (Fig 3a) which effects transfer of at least a portion of the collected sample onto said medium, the device being characterised in that the lid portion includes a receiver (44, Fig 6a) for holding the sample collector when said lid is in the closed position.