It looks like the process of giving a blood sample is going to get a little easier for the patient and perhaps more efficient for the technician, and no air bubbles as well. Just from looking at the picture it appears this is an entirely new design as well.
Stanbio products are already widely used by physicians, hospitals, blood banks, etc. BD
Stanbio Laboratory LP has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for a new blood-testing device. The HemoPoint H2 n"x"t Microcuvette requires only a small amount of blood and fills faster than other cuvettes on the market, Stanbio officials say. A cuvette is a container that technicians can use to collect and seal blood samples. Stanbios new microcuvette also simplifies sample collection and virtually eliminates the possibility of air bubbles becoming trapped in the optical reading window, according to company officials.