The INTERCEPT
Blood System for Platelets
Proven Safe and Effective

Cerus Final Intercept United States 3

The INTERCEPT® Blood System for Platelets provides robust, broad spectrum reduction, reducing the risks of TTI, including sepsis, and as an alternative to gamma irradiation for prevention of TA-GVHD.1

The safety and efficacy of INTERCEPT Platelets have been supported by hemovigilance programs and several clinical trials.

INTERCEPT Platelets

Demonstrated prevention of septic reactions in routine use

Hemovigilance (HV) programs provide a comprehensive view of transfusions and potential adverse events via the surveillance of blood donations in routine use settings. Over 700,000 INTERCEPT Blood System processed platelet units have been transfused in French, Swiss and Belgian national HV programs, with no reported transfusion-transmitted infections or sepsis-related fatalities to-date.

  Conventional Platelets INTERCEPT Platelets
HV
Program
Platelet Units
Transfused (n)
Transfusion
Transmitted Infections
(Fatalities)
Platelet Units
Transfused
(n)
Transfusion
Transmitted Infections
France2,3
2006-2016
2,860,529 51 (9) 236,099 0
Switzerland3-7
2005-2017
156,719 16 (3) 243,100 0
Belgium7
2009-2015
294,477 9 (0) 226,378 0
Total 3,311,725 76 (12) 705,577 0

Clinical trials

The INTERCEPT Blood System has been evaluated in numerous clinical trials comprised of nearly 1000 subjects that received INTERCEPT Platelets. Primary endpoints were met in the controlled, randomized clinical trials, including corrected count increments (CCI) and bleeding criteria, both of which are measures of hemostatic efficacy. The frequency of acute transfusion reactions (ATRs) was assessed in three observational studies.

Study Description Patients Design Primary Endpoint Primary Endpoint Met?
Viability of INTERCEPT Platelets, clearance of amotosalen, healthy patients8,9 65 Randomized, single-blind, cross-over Recovery/survival, clearance of amotosalen checkmark
Safety/efficacy of INTERCEPT Platelets, thrombocytopenic patients10 645 Randomized, double-blind, parallel WHO Grade 2 bleeding checkmark
Safety/efficacy of INTERCEPT Platelets, thrombocytopenic patients11 43 Randomized, double-blind, parallel 1 hour CCI checkmark
Safety/efficacy of INTERCEPT Platelets, thrombocytopenic patients12 32 Randomized, double-blind, cross-over Bleeding time checkmark
Safety of INTERCEPT Routine setting13 51 Single-arm, open label Frequency of acute transfusion
reactions was 1.6%
Safety of INTERCEPT Routine setting14 46 Single-arm, open label Frequency of acute transfusion
reactions was 2%
Safety of INTERCEPT Routine setting1 169 Single-arm, open label Frequency of acute transfusion
reactions was 2.4%

  1. The INTERCEPT Blood System for Platelets Package Insert, Cerus Corporation; July 17, 2018.
  2. Cazenave, JP, H Isola, et al., Pathogen Inactivation of Platelets, in Platelet Transfusion Therapy, AABB Press: Bethesda, MD  2013; 19-176
  3. French National Agency for Medicine and Health Product Safety/ANSM, Hemovigilance Activity Reports, 2009–2016.
  4. SwissMedic Haemovigilance Annual Reports, 2005–2017.
  5. Jutzi M. et al. Transfus Med Hemother 2018;45:151-6.
  6. Annual Report 2017. Swiss Transfusion SRC, 2017.
  7. Benjamin et al. Transfusion 2017;57:2946-578.
  8. Snyder E et al. Transfusion 2004;44:1732-1740.
  9. Corash L et al. Transfusion 2000;40(S10):137.
  10. McCullough et al. Blood 2004;104(5):1534-1541.
  11. Janetzko et al. Transfusion 2005;45:1443-1452.
  12. Slichter SJ et al. Transfusion 2006;46:731-740.1
  13. Schlenke P et al. Ann Hematol 2011;90(12):1457-1465.
  14. Infanti L et al. Transfus Apher Sci 2011;45(2):175-181.

*Certain non-enveloped viruses (e.g., HAV, HEV, B19 and poliovirus) and Bacillus cereus spores have demonstrated resistance to the INTERCEPT process.