What is the INTERCEPT® Blood System, pathogen reduction system?

The INTERCEPT Blood System inactivates a broad spectrum of viruses, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, parasites and leukocytes. INTERCEPT is intended to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI) in platelet and plasma components. T-cells are also reduced to a level that potentially lowers the risk of transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease (TA-GVHD) in platelet components.

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How INTERCEPT works

Targeting DNA and RNA to prevent pathogen proliferation.

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INTERCEPT Platelets

The INTERCEPT Blood System for Platelets lowers the risk of microbial contamination in blood components, thus reducing TTI and sepsis risk.

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INTERCEPT Plasma

The INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma is approved for use with whole blood-derived or apheresis plasma.