Evaluation: BD Texium Closed-System Transfer Device
June 18, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance
Here's how the BD Texium compares with the other products we've evaluated.
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Last updated 5/2020
The Texium is a fair choice for a closed-system transfer device (CSTD) to minimize personnel exposure to hazardous drugs (HDs). The system offers fused (i.e., integrated) syringe adapters, which can help prevent incorrect disconnection of CSTDs. However, in our testing, residual fluid was identified on the adapter septum surfaces, which could lead to personnel being exposed to HDs. There are no significant concerns about the use of this product in challenging environments. Read about the "Considerations for Challenging Environments" feature.
ECRI has not evaluated, and does not provide conclusions in this report directly regarding, the escape of drug vapors from CSTDs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a test protocol (CDC-2015-0075, Docket Number NIOSH-288, September 8, 2015) applicable to barrier-type CSTDs, but it is not an appropriate tool for evaluating air-cleaning (e.g., filter-based) CSTDs. NIOSH efforts are under way to develop a universal test protocol suitable for testing all types of CSTD technologies. More information about the current status of these efforts...