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A single-use device, also referred to as a disposable device, is intended for use on one patient during a single procedure. It is not intended to be reprocessed (i.e., cleaned and disinfected or sterilized).
Shelf life = length of time a product can remain active and effective. Short shelf life = shelf life = < 24 months
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European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN) is the nomenclature of use by manufacturers when registering their medical devices in the EUDAMED database. EMDN is characterised by its alphanumeric structure that is established in a seven-level hierarchical tree.
The order of this product needs to be justified and is only acceptable under certain conditions.
Thermosensitive codes are defined for storage and transportation temperature requirements of the products.
The product is part of at least one Kit. A kit is a collection of products (medical and/or logistic) that are needed for a certain intervention in emergency. The choice and quantity of the articles reflects the MSF protocols for this specific situation. The use of Kits allows to start an intervention without a detailed evaluation.
OC subscriptions: included in supply or field order tools (e.g. UniField)
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This article is worded and codified by unit to make the order easier, but it is always packaged in kit if 20.


GENbag CO2 are bags containing reagents which reduce oxygen and produce carbon dioxide, for cultivation of organism requiring CO2 atmosphere.


  • Add 2 petri dishes per bag to adjust the volume of air in the bag
  • Use vented plates
  • Visually check that the plastic bag is intact before use.
  • Never open the aluminium sachets containing the generators before use.
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Technical specifications

Box containing

  • 20 sealed pouches
  • 20 generators
  • 2 closures
  • 1 leaflet

Packaging & Labelling

Packed per 20 generator bags

Instructions for use

Please consult the “Bacteriology laboratory procedures and resources” available online via the Laboratory working Group sharepoint page: Laboratory Procedures and Resources

For offline access, contact your laboratory advisor


  • On receipt store sachets between +2ºC and +25°C in a dry environment
  • Do not freeze
  • Avoid direct sunlight and excessive temperature
  • Shelf life: 18 to 21 months
  • Guaranteed minimum remaining shelf life at delivery: 1/3 of total shelf life

(Cf Introduction: Thermosensitive products)

Waste management

All the generators used must be discarded with other laboratory waste.

MSF requirements

Reserved for TB culture programmes and projects using Mini-Lab.

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