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Medical Fluid Connectors and Couplings for Buffers and Reagents Handling

The delivery and management of buffers and reagents play a critical role in most medical diagnostic testing applications. Liquid or gas fluids provide the reagents, solvents, reactants or rinses to the chemical or biological processes used for medical diagnosis and analysis. From equipment for immunoassay, clinical chemistry, hematology to molecular diagnostics, manufacturers are continually looking to design diagnostic equipment and instruments that are more productive and more reliable.  

Lab Technician Workflow

Typically, lab technicians connect bottles of reagents to the diagnostic machine via tubing with connectors on both ends. Medical fluid connectors with valves are designed to eliminate spills and limit air from entering the system upon disconnect, creating a closed system and a cleaner, safer work environment. The medical fluid connector and tubing materials selected need to be compatible with the reagents, solvents and cleaners being used. 

CPC: Your Partner for Diagnostic Testing Equipment Fluid Connectors Partner

CPC’s wide variety of medical fluid management connectors and couplings help make it possible for manufacturers to design diagnostic equipment that accurately performs tests. Our team of connection technology experts work with your team of design engineers to specify the couplings and tube connectors that facilitate the analysis of fluid samples as quickly and easily as possible―while eliminating misconnections and leaks. CPC medical fluid connectors help give lab professionals the assurance that the right buffer or reagent is delivered at the right time, providing an efficient testing process.

Use CPC RFID Smart Connectors to Track Critical IVD Consumable Buffers and Reagents

  • Enforce required limits on reagent usage to prevent testing with media that is potentially outdated
  • Ensure correct operational settings to reduce the risk of human error and prevent harm to the instrument or to invalidate tests
  • Validate connected media for brand protection of proprietary reagent solutions
  • Monitor consumption of media to alert operator when additional reagents are required before a test can be started

CPC Medical Fluid Management Connectors Get the Job Done Faster

Fluid connectors are the medical technician’s primary interface with diagnostic devices and play a key role in overall system design. Well-designed medical fluid connectors from CPC allow safe and simple handling of reagents and buffer solutions. CPC couplings make equipment installation and service faster—giving lab technicians the flexibility and efficiency to create ideal testing conditions. Improving patient care and enhancing laboratory operation, CPC medical fluid connectors and disconnects are the perfect leak-proof connections for delivering precise, accurate results. 

Trusted Reliability

CPC medical fluid connectors and couplings are designed to easily handle the wide variety of buffers and reagents chemicals used with IVD testing equipment and instruments. CPC medical fluid connectors are a critical component in fluid handling systems since they facilitate buffering, washing and waste removal. The user-friendly ergonomic design improves usability while the intuitive interface minimizes training and eliminates misconnections.

Dependable Durability

Built to manage the wide range of buffers and reagents used by IVD equipment, CPC non-spill medical fluid connectors deliver optimized flowrates with excellent flow-to-size ratio for superior performance. CPC couplings feature a non-spill, closed-system design to ensure mess-free, drip-free disconnects necessary for safe handling of buffers and reagents. Using CPC medical fluid connectors helps increase ease of use, minimize operator error and maximize equipment up-time—all important factors in the drive toward high productivity and reliability.

Overall Robustness

Meeting the diverse types of buffers and reagents, CPC medical fluid connectors come in an expanding variety of sizes, termination options and materials including engineered polymers such as PEEK or PVDF. A broad range of configurations―such as a quick disconnect coupling or FitQuik® fitting integrated into 45GL bottle cap―are available to meet specific diagnostic equipment requirements. All CPC connectors and couplings are rigorously tested including materials testing, product testing and torture testing to failure ─ to meet product specifications.

Straightforward Serviceability

When your testing systems need maintenance, CPC’s break-away latch ensures intuitive and rapid disconnections. Designed for ease of serviceability, CPC drip-free non-spill disconnect couplings allow safer and quicker repair that gets testing equipment back up and running. The simple-to-use thumb latch provides both ease and speed of installation and system maintenance.

Connection Assurance

With a sleek body and ergonomically designed thumb latch, CPC medical fluid connectors and couplings deliver single-handed operation. The audible CPC "click" lets testing technicians know when the buffer and reagent lines are connected. CPC connectors low force-to-connect make it simple to ensure a complete connection.

Assurance of Supply

CPC has a proven track record of providing products consistently under their stated specifications and quality requirements by having a strong supply assurance program. The program includes control of the manufacturing process from raw materials to final product manufacturing. Investments in extra capacity and redundant manufacturing ensure capacity when it’s needed. Medical customers have confidence in CPC’s ability to fulfill demand acquired by a track record of accurate lead times, identifying and communicating potential delays and, most importantly, by sound supply chain management.


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