Stability and Manufacture

Tube Formulation

A comprehensive development program was undertaken to identify stabilising carriers and additives to enable the RAPClot, OsPA and other snake venom-derived prothrombin activators to be formulated into commercially available tubes with a competitive shelf life at room temperature. The formulations have been designed to optimise stability under industrial irradiation conditions.

Formulations combining snake venom-derived prothrombin activators, colloid carriers and other stabilising agents are the subject of Q-Sera’s Patent Family 2.

Tube Manufacture

Q-Sera tubes were designed to be manufactured using:

  • Standard plastic blood collection tubes
  • Standard spray coating techniques for tubes
  • Standard irradiation techniques
  • Easily sourced formulation components