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Grenier Vacuette Tubes


ICN number:377

  • Date:23/10/2018
  • Product area:Ward Based Consumables |

Update: 23/10/2018

  • The supplier has informed us that the temporary supply issue is resolved and five of the previously affected Vacuette Tubes are now available to order; KFK067, KFK122, KFK226, KFK264, and KFK343.
  • Unfortunately, KFK111 remains unavailable. We anticipate that customers will be able to order this product from week commencing 29 October 2018.

Previous Update: 13/06/2018


  • The supplier Grenier has informed us of a temporary supply issue with a number of their Vacuette Tubes.
  • The affected product codes are KFK111, KFK067, KFK122, KFK226, KFK264, and KFK343.
  • The supply issue is due to the increased demand for Vacuette Tubes.
  • Greiner have made a significant investment in new and more efficient production lines to allow them to meet the increased demand.
  • This investment involved decommissioning an existing production line and subsequently, Grenier had a reduction in their normal output of Vacuette Tubes.


  • The affected codes are currently out of stock and unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • The potential indirect alternative products can be ordered through our online catalogue.
  • We anticipate these supply issues will continue for the next few weeks, until Grenier’s new production line is at full capacity.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log onto our website to view the indirect alternative products.
  • Please be assured that Greiner are doing all they can to speedily resolve this issue and once up and running this will improve their capacity significantly.
  • We will keep customers updated as the products become available to order through our online catalogue.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

Whilst we have consulted our clinical team, please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we do advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations’ use of any potential alternative products you may choose.

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