nanotainer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nano- +‎ container, introduced by the startup Theranos.

Noun[edit]

nanotainer (plural nanotainers)

  1. A small container used to hold a blood sample.
    • 2015 October 16, Andrew Pollack, “Theranos, a Blood Test Start-Up, Faces F.D.A. Scrutiny”, in New York Times[1]:
      It has already received one approval, on a test for herpes simplex virus type 1, and will continue to use the nanotainer for that test.