Boosting Productivity in Blood Banking and Cellular Processing Applications
Product News Oct 24, 2016
Blood processing and cellular therapy laboratories can now benefit from equipment designed to deliver accelerated throughput and optimal sample safety in a sustainable manner.
Blood banking and cellular therapy centers function as production facilities. As such, high-throughput capabilities that enable run-to-run reproducibility while maintaining sample integrity and process control are essential to ensuring continuous, uninterrupted operation. With refrigerators, freezers and centrifuges playing a key role in the blood processing workflow, the latest storage and separation equipment has been developed to accommodate the need for improved round-the-clock productivity and ergonomic workflow, all while minimizing environmental impact and adhering to global standards.
“Common challenges facing blood processing and cellular therapy facilities include working with large volumes of blood products or timely processing of critical, sensitive samples and there is increasing pressure to deliver accurate results more quickly to facilitate medical research and patient well-being,” said Bill McMahon, president, laboratory equipment, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “With this in mind, we are focusing product development within these sectors on well-established technologies that are designed for simplified and safe blood processing and cell therapy applications, while boosting productivity in an easy-to-use, ergonomic manner.”
The latest technological advancements from Thermo Fisher are being showcased at the annual American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) conference, Booth 1627, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, including the Thermo Scientific TSX Series of high-performance blood bank refrigerators and high-performance plasma freezers, the Thermo Scientific Sorvall BP 8 and 16 blood banking centrifuges, and the Thermo Scientific Medifuge benchtop centrifuge.