Terumo BCT and Marker Therapeutics received the first device FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to treat acute respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients

LAKEWOOD, CO. USA – 10 April 2020 – Terumo BCT, Inc. and Marker Therapeutics AG announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of Terumo BCT’s Spectra Optia® Apheresis System combined with Marker Therapeutics’ D2000 Adsorption Cartridge to treat patients 18 years of age or older with confirmed […]

What is Apheresis ?

Apheresis is a procedure in which blood is separated into its basic components (red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma), and one or more of these is selectively removed from the blood. It is applied therapeutically for the purpose of curing, alleviating, or treating a disease or its symptoms. The procedure can take several forms, […]


Lets get the basics right.   What is Blood Bank Refrigerator ?? The blood bank refrigerator is an essential piece of equipment in the immuno hematology department and provides safe and convenient storage of whole blood, blood components (e.g., blood cells, plasma), and reagents. Blood bank refrigerators ensure freshness and integrity of blood and blood […]