We invite you to join us at the following events during the upcoming AABB Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
- Cerus Exhibit Booth
Symposium Description:Since attaining FDA approval in late 2014, pathogen reduction has gained increasing momentum in the US as demonstrated by industry news, as well as the adoption of the INTERCEPT Blood System by US blood centers. Blood centers strive to deliver safe, efficacious products, while hospitals value timely delivery of the right products to meet patient needs. This symposium examines the role that pathogen reduction plays in meeting such needs. The US experience to date with the INTERCEPT Blood System will be discussed, including potential operational efficiencies gained, and the value that INTERCEPT-treated components could provide to hospitals and their patients. Talks will be followed by an interactive panel discussion.
The symposium will be followed by a networking reception, allowing time for continued discussion with the program speakers, panelists, and attendees.
Richard J. Benjamin, MD, PhD, FRCPath – Chairman
James P. AuBuchon, MD
Joanne Becker, MD
Presentation Description:Creative Cryo: Exploring fibrinogen replacement therapies, advantages and disadvantages
Fibrinogen replacement therapy is typically indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of hemorrhage such as in liver failure, cardiac surgery, and massive transfusion in trauma. Main sources of fibrinogen are fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and fibrinogen concentrate. In this booth talk, Dr. Nascimento will present an overview of the use of such therapies, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. The potential role of pathogen reduction in producing plasma-derived products will also be discussed.
Speakers:Barto Nascimento, MD
General Surgery - Trauma Program
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attend this presentation and you will be entered into a raffle to recieve a gift certificate for the AABB Marketplace. Drawing to be held following conclusion of talk. Must be present to win.
Don’t miss the following pathogen reduction oral and poster presentations!
Monday, October 26, 2015 | 4:30–4:45 PM | Inventory Management, Storage and Distribution
Oral-A18-030H Implementation and Optimization of the INTERCEPT Blood System for Platelets and Plasma in a US Blood Center (Nare, C et al.)
- Poster-SP39 In Vitro Evaluation of Platelets in PAS-3 Prepared with the INTERCEPT Blood System (Shaz, B et al.)
- Poster-SP55 Frozen Stability of INTERCEPT FFP and PF24 (Waldhaus, K et al.)
The Cerus /INTERCEPT Booth #480 will be located in the main AABB Exhibition hall.