Alufoil Trophy 2010: The winners
"A clever single dose control in which the use of alufoil is essential to the design and ease of use" was how Terry Robins described Trophy winner Bionostics' UniDose glucose meter check for diabetics.
The UniDose pack is a simple-to-use, reliable and robust alufoil sachet that provides and presents a single drop of quality control solution to verify the performance of a blood glucose test system. The easy open, single-use pack has a two year shelf life at room temperature, thanks to alufoil. Extensive research and evaluation of laminate structures led to the use of the alufoil-based laminate.
Current PE vials used for glucose control solutions achieve 18-24 month stability for an unopened vial, but only three month stability once the vial has been opened. The single format alufoil-based UniDose, with its very low water vapour transmission rate, allows a very small volume of control solution to maintain glucose concentrations within specification for 24 months at up to 30 °C."
The two year ambient temperature life of the pack makes it particularly impressive. It is a system that will save large sums of money over traditional glucose metering methods," states Robins