INTERCEPT Processing StepsSimple and Straightforward
Simple and Straightforward
The INTERCEPT® Blood System is comprised of disposable kits and a UVA illuminator. While the same process and UVA Illuminator are applied for both platelets and plasma, different kit types are used.
The use of the INTERCEPT Blood System pathogen reduction system entails four easy steps.
- Add amotosalen
- Inactivate pathogens
UVA illumination activates amotosalen, initiating permanent cross-links in DNA and RNA
- Remove residual amotosalen
Removal of any residual amotosalen and its photoproducts with Compound Adsorption Device (CAD)
- Store/use mixture
Transfer mixture to storage containers and store until ready to use