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THERAFLEX UV-Platelets

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The THERAFLEX UV-Platelets system is the latest generation of pathogen inactivation technologies for platelet concentrates.

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BLOOD SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

THE THERAFLEX UV-PLATELETS SYSTEM FOR PATHOGEN INACTIVATION IS DESIGNED TO TREAT PLATELET CONCENTRATES PREPARED FROM BUFFY-COAT-DERIVED OR APHERESIS PLATELETS.

THE TWO-PART SYSTEMS COMPRISES A DISPOSABLE SET (CLASS IIb MEDICAL DEVICE) AND AN ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT (UV-C) ILLUMINATOR, THE MACOTRONIC UV.

The system is applied to a single unit of leucodepleted platelets, suspended in plasma with a platelet additive solution (PAS), SSP+.

30
seconds illumination time
6
UV tubes
1
bag per cycle

Greater safety

  • No photosensitizer is used
  • Bacteria and leucocytes inactivated
  • Effective on a wide range of pathogens and emerging pathogens

Better value

  • No bacterial screening, so less discard of platelet concentrates
  • No costly gamma irradiation treatment

Higher efficiency

  • Inactivation completed in less than 10 minutes

Expert insight

Chantal Younes,

Marketing Manager, Blood Safety

THERAFLEX UV-Platelets from Macopharma:

  • Safe and efficient for patients
  • Quick and easy to operate
  • Cost-effective

A technology based
purely on light

The MacoTronic UV illuminator sets new standards in pathogen inactivation.

  • Hands-on-time takes 4min 35secs; total processing time 8min 30secs per bag
  • Flexibility in bag agitation, 180 rpm agitation speed
  • 22,000 bags a year, per MacoTronic UV

A comprehensive solution

Along with the MacoTronic UV, the THERAFLEX UV-Platelets solution is supplied with a disposable set comprising one illumination bag, one storage bag, clamps and associated accessories.

Pathogen inactivation: How it works

Agitating the platelets creates waves, which cause thin layers to be exposed to UV-C light. Exposure causes DNA damage, rendering the pathogens inactive.

  • 254nm wavelength provides peak germicidal efficiency
  • Effective against bacteria, viruses, leukocytes and parasites

A rapid, reliable process

Platelet concentrates can be treated with the THERAFLEX UV-Platelets system in less than 10 minutes.

Sterile connection

A platelet bag designed for use with the THERAFLEX UV-Platelets system is connected to the illumination bag using a sterile device.

Preparation before illumination : 4 min 0

Hands-on time before illumination : 2 min 40 s 0

Transfer, purge and seal off

The platelet bag is then suspended, and a clamp and the sterile connection are opened to allow the concentrate to transfer. On completion, the air is purged from the illumination bag, which is then sealed.

Preparation before illumination : 4 min 0

Hands-on time before illumination : 2 min 40 s 0

Loading, illumination and unloading

The illumination bag is loaded into the MacoTronic UV for processing, along with a storage bag. Barcodes are generated and applied. Illumination takes just 30 seconds, and the bags can then be unloaded.

Illumination process: 2 min 0

Hands-on time for illumination process: 1 min 0

Labeling & cross-matching, printing

If selected by the administrator from the menu of the MacoTronic UV’s color display screen, a label and process report are printed automatically.

Illumination process: 2 min 0

Hands-on time for illumination process: 1 min 0

Transfer, purge and seal off

The illuminated bag is suspended, and its contents transferred into the storage bag. Air is then purged from the storage bag, the clamp is closed and the transfer tubing is sealed.

Preparation after illumination: 2 min 30 sec 0

Hands-on time for illumination: 55 sec 0