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Manufacturing excellence in biopsy sample containers

Ready to Use, Cost Effective, Facilitating Lean Processing, the Serosep comprehensive range of pre-filled Histopot specimen containers for use in histology and pathology laboratories are manufactured to the highest standard, using quality state of the art production techniques, in a certified manufacturing facility.

Today HistoPot is synonymous with the fixation of Biopsy Samples in Ireland and through our distribution network worldwide.

HistoPot is a trusted brand that has built a reputation in the safety of Patients Biopsy Sample Fixation, which is the single most important stage in the Histopathology process.

For this reason, Serosep has focused its expertise in offering the Medical Scientist a quality-controlled fixative they can trust and the Customer Service to back this up.

From our manufacturing facility here at Serosep the HistoPot is now regarded as one of the benchmarks for the fixation and transportation of millions of critical Histological samples worldwide.

The gold standard in the fixation of tissue samples

  • Biopsy Fixation Containers for the fixation of tissue samples
  • Filled with high-quality controlled 10% neutral buffered formalin
  • Wide range of HistoPot sizes: HistoPot 40ml up to 20L Polycube

The evolution of the histopot tissue fixation products

Serosep first began manufacturing formalin-based fixatives in 1999. This was a period in Ireland when it was customary for each Histopathology Laboratory to make their own fixatives.

A range of ready-to-use fixatives in a variety of specimen containers was launched by Serosep in 2000. This product went on to be called ‘HistoPot’.
Serosep was the first company to convince the local market of the benefits of purchasing ready-to-use fixatives and today almost all the Histopathology Laboratories in Ireland use fixatives manufactured by Serosep.

Buoyed by its success in the local market Serosep began exporting the HistoPot to a host of other markets. Today HistoPot is synonymous with biopsy tissue fixation and is sold through our network of dedicated distribution network in over 30 countries worldwide.

Histopathology team

Serosep prides itself on the level of customer service and support it can offer its customers and distributors. We have a dedicated team looking after all your histopathology and tissue preservation requirements. Each member of this team has been working in this sector for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

There is a dedicated Histopathology Sales Team responsible for National and International sales in over 30 countries worldwide. Our HistoPot Production Team consists of highly experienced automation specialists in our State-of-the-Art production facility in Limerick, Ireland. This team together with our HistoPot brand has made Serosep the market leader for tissue sample fixation in National and International markets.

Dedicated to excellence in Histopathology solutions with a focus on the fixation of biopsies.

HistoPot Biopsy Container Benefits

Established & Strong Brand

Suppling to 95% of the island of Ireland market and export to over 30 countries worldwide.

Excellent Service

HistoPot is manufactured and produced on site in Limerick, Ireland allowing for a high-speed turnaround time on orders placed.

Competitive Price

Serosep practices and efficiencies allow us to offer a competitive price to our end users and distribution network worldwide.

Quality Control

Serosep ensure that each batch is quality controlled and tested prior to every batch release and sale. HistoPot is a CE ivd marked product manufactured in-line with ISO 13485.

95kPa Pressure Test Approved

Serosep meets the highest exacting standards ensuring each HistoPot container is integrity tested. A number of the HistoPot containers have even met the 95kPa test approval standard which is integral to our International success.

Diverse Range of Biopsy Container Sizes

Serosep can provide fixatives in a wide variety of biopsy container sizes ranging from 40ml to 20L, offering peace of mind to the customer that all their formalin is coming from one supplier.

Automated Production Line

HistoPot is manufactured using a fully automated production line. Each HistoPot is tightened to a pre-set torque value and sealed consistently from batch to batch ensuring the integrity of fixative during shipping to our customers (no leakage of chemicals).

This production line has been custom built and designed using the companies own in house engineering expertise. This allows the manufacture of HistoPot to be a lean and highly efficient process.

CLP Regulations in Place

As an innovative company Serosep are always improving practises and ensuring we continuously work to a high standard.

Dedicated Export Team

Serosep are supplying to over 30 countries worldwide. We are particularly strong in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, Asia and South America.

Innovation for the fixation of tissue samples

Histopot Polycube

HistoPot Polycube is the latest addition to the HistoPot range of sample containers. The Polycubes are packed in an easy-to-store stackable cube with a durable high – density polyethylene container. The 10L and 20L Polycubes offer all HistoPot users the same source of formalin throughout the histopathology process.

Every unit comes with a tap for easy dispensing which allows users to top-up smaller HistoPot units or fill their tissue processors with the same formalin that has been used for the fixation from the surgery.

Taking Fixation of Tissue Samples to a Higher Level

Why is Tissue Fixation Important?

In the fields of histology, pathology and cell biology, fixation is a chemical process by which biological tissues are preserved from decay, thereby preventing on-going biochemical reactions.

Tissue Fixation with Formalin

Fixation is the single most important determinant of high quality histological sections. 10% neutral buffered formalin is the most widely used fixative for routine histology. There are many variables when using formalin as a tissue fixative.

  • pH level – Ideal level is between 6-8
  • Ratio of Fixative to tissue Formalin – Standard rate to tissue volume is 10:1
  • Stability – Correct buffers added to the formalin insure that the formalin remains stable.

Incomplete or poor tissue fixation can lead to poor and unsatisfactory results.

Taking Fixation of Tissue Samples to a Higher Level

Serosep began manufacturing biopsy fixatives in 1999. Today Serosep fixatives are sold to over 30 countries worldwide.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the manufacture of biopsy fixatives Serosep can today offer a range of biopsy fixation containers that ensures peace of mind to the customer that all their fixative solutions are coming from one supplier.

Serosep’s personnel include qualified chemists that monitor the production of our biopsy fixatives from start to finish. Quality Control of our raw materials, manufacturing process and final testing ensures Serosep fixatives provide consistent fixation from batch to batch.

Serosep guarantees our customers peace of mind by being able to offer each batch of product with a quality control certificate. Serosep fixatives carry the CE ivd mark.

Histopot Product Range

HistoPot – All your Fixation Requirements from one Supplier

Serosep manufactures a range of biopsy tissue fixatives that include: Formalin and a range of other formulations for use in the Histopathology Laboratory.

These fixatives are available in a range of different size biopsy fixation containers that are sold under Serosep’s brand called ‘HistoPot’. HistoPot comes in a range of container sizes from the smallest size HistoPot 40ml up to the HistoPot Polycube 20L.

HistoPot Polycube comes in a 10L and 20L easy-to-use dispensing container with attachable tap for all the other formalin requirements in the Laboratory.

HistoPot Biopsy Fixation Containers:

Description HistPots per box
40ml pot 300
60ml pot 243
125ml pot 108
180ml pot 70
250ml pot 69
350ml pot 36
500ml pot 24
1000ml pot 16
2500ml pot 23
5000ml pot 15
5L Jerrycan 4
10L Polycube 1
20L Polycube 1

Manufacturing Process

To ensure the high quality that HistoPot is known for, Serosep works to a strict Quality Policy and manufactures within guidelines set out in this policy for each of its manufacturing schedules.

How HistoPot Biopsy Fixative Containers Get To The Customer:

Clients

Serosep Ltd. are supplying over 95% of the domestic Irish market with their HistoPot range of biopsy fixation containers and are exporting to over 30 countries worldwide.

“We have been using Histopot for 3 years now, the fixation of our tissue is consistently good, we have foutnd this to be a very reliable product”

Roisin Wheatley, Senior Medical Scientist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7

“Our Lab has been using HistoPot for 8 years and the fixation of our biopsy samples is always perfect”

Robert Robinson, Chief Medical Scientist, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

Quality Assurance at Serosep

Serosep have the following ISO certification:

ISO 13485 : 2016 awarded 4th December, 2007

ISO 9001 : 2015 awarded 13th October, 2003

EntericBio realtime faecal / stool pathogen detection kit is registered and carries the CE IVD mark. HistoPot biopsy fixation solutions carry the CE IVD mark.

Serosep are currently preparing to submit an application for FDA Approval and will be hoping to achieve this level in the near future.

ISO 13485 : 2016

ISO 9001 : 2015

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Certificate of Analysis

Serosep prides itself on the level of customer service and support it can offer its customers and distributors. We have a dedicated team looking after all your histopathology and tissue preservation requirements. Each member of this team has been working in this sector for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

There is a dedicated Histopathology Sales Team responsible for National and International sales in over 30 countries worldwide. Our HistoPot Production Team consists of highly experienced automation specialists in our State-of-the-Art production facility in Limerick, Ireland. This team together with our HistoPot brand has made Serosep the market leader for tissue sample fixation in National and International markets.

Dedicated to excellence in Histopathology solutions with a focus on the fixation of biopsies.

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