Monthly Archives: May 2020

Sample Collection and Swab Types for COVID-19 Testing

Sample Collection, Swab Collection, Copan Diagnostics, specimen by onsite self-collection | Medical Supply Company

In this video, Norman Sharples, COPAN Diagnostics’ CEO, discusses the different sites and swab materials available for sample collection for COVID-19 based on the FDA Guidelines as of April 1, 2020. FDA believes that a nasopharyngeal specimen is a preferred choice for swab-based SARS-CoV-2 testing. If a nasopharyngeal specimen is not available, then any of […]

Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Awareness month | Medical Supply Company

Melanoma awareness month takes place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we still need to increase public awareness about melanoma. Even during uncertain times, the need to continue science and early detection is ever-present. With the return of warmer weather on the horizon and so many people out in their gardens taking advantage of the abundance […]

Laboratory Cup 2020 Cancelled

Laboratory Cup 2020 cancelled | Medical Supply Company

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have made the decision to cancel our annual charity event, the laboratory cup that takes place every September. This popular event which has grown year on year is where Irish Laboratories within the Clinical, Research and Pharma fields compete against each other. Each year we invite Laboratories to put forward […]

Replacing a Class I Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) – what are my options?

MSC regularly receive requests from customers, particularly in the clinical field, who have old class I cabinets that need to be replaced. The most common model that we replace is the Microflow Class I Cabinet. We thought it would be useful to provide some guidance on what options are available and what factors should be […]