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1. (WO2017041087) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING STERILITY OF A SPECIMEN CONTAINER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/041087    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050380
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 07 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61J 1/20
Applicants: BULLINGTON, Gregory J.
GAW, Shan E.
MIAZGA, Jay M.
PONG, Skooks
EUBANKS, Shannon E.
Inventors: BULLINGTON, Gregory J.
GAW, Shan E.
MIAZGA, Jay M.
PONG, Skooks
EUBANKS, Shannon E.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING STERILITY OF A SPECIMEN CONTAINER
Abstract:
An apparatus includes a fluid reservoir, a sterilization member, and a transfer adapter. The sterilization member operably couples to the fluid reservoir. The sterilization member is configured to be transitioned between a first configuration, in which the sterilization member obstructs an inlet surface of the fluid reservoir and maintains the inlet surface in a substantially sterile environment, and a second configuration, in which the inlet surface is unobstructed. The transfer adapter is configured to be placed in fluid communication with a portion of a patient. The transfer adapter is configured to move relative to the sterilization member from a first position to a second position such that a surface of the transfer adapter contacts the sterilization member to transition the sterilization member to the second configuration. The fluid reservoir is placed in fluid communication with the transfer adapter when the transfer adapter is in the second position.