LAKE ZURICH, Ill.–(BUSINESS
WIRE)–Fenwal, Inc. announced today it has begun marketing, selling and
distributing the HemoFlow 400 blood collection monitor/mixer in Europe under a
new agreement with the devices manufacturer, Applied Science, Inc.
Fenwal is a global medical technology company focused on
improving blood separation, collection, safety and availability. Applied
Science, or ASI, is a U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of blood-collection
monitors and mixers.
Blood monitors and mixers are used during blood donations.
They monitor the quantity of blood collected and gently mix the blood as it is
collected to prevent clotting.
The HemoFlow 400 is the lightest monitor/mixer available
worldwide. Its compact size, low weight and long battery life make it easy to
transport for mobile blood drives. The HemoFlow 400 is simple to use both due
to built-in advanced technology that automates manual steps, and the
customizable programming options that help assure the proper amount of blood is
“The HemoFlow 400 improves the blood-donation experience and
blood center professionals really enjoy using it,” said Dean Gregory, Fenwal
senior vice president of Commercial Operations. “Customers like the
light-weight design, automated features and built-in safety alerts that help
assure successful collections.”
The HemoFlow 400 makes it easy for blood collection
professionals to monitor donation procedures. A large backlit LCD display shows
important procedure data, such as draw volume, flow rate and how much time has
elapsed since the start of the donation.
With intuitive instructions and audio and visual alerts, the
HemoFlow 400 blood collection mixer helps reduce operator intervention allowing
staff more time to focus on the donation experience. The unique design helps
assure the precise mixture of anticoagulant and prevents blood clotting. When
the target collection volume is met, the system automatically clamps.
ASIs advanced HemoFlow 400XS device includes integrated
barcode scanning and wireless data networking capabilities, and can store up to
150 draw records. It also allows for wireless transfer, traceability and remote
monitoring of blood draw information when used in conjunction with the
Collections Management Reporting Solution (“CMRS”) data management software.
For blood collection professionals, this capability reduces manual steps and
the potential for transcription errors in documenting donation information.
“Fenwal is a trusted global leader in transfusion medicine
with extensive knowledge and experience in blood separation technologies.
Moreover, they are also aware of the customer benefits of integrated data
management solutions and services,” said Jonathan G. Morgan, Applied Science
president and chief executive officer. “Fenwal understands the advantages the
HemoFlow 400XS and CMRS can bring to blood center operations, and is well
positioned to make these benefits easily accessible to blood collection
professionals across Europe.”
For more information about the HemoFlow 400, blood center
professionals should contact their Fenwal account executive or send an e-mail
Fenwal, Inc. is a global medical technology company focused on improving
transfusion medicine through unique expertise in blood separation, collection,
filtration, storage and transfusion. The company offers a broad range of products
and services for the automated and manual collection of blood and blood
components. Fenwal products and advanced collection and separation technologies
are used to help treat patients on six continents. Fenwal, Inc. is based in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
For more information about Fenwal, please visit www.fenwalinc.com.
About Applied Science, Inc
Applied Science is a United
States designer and manufacturer of next
generation, integrated blood collection monitors and mixers. The company,
established in 1991, is privately held and located in Grass Valley, CA.
It is a leading supplier of collection devices to the global blood banking
industry and has a number of the leading industry participants as its
customers. For more information, please visit www.applied-science.com.