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FDA Clears the First Rapid Test to Detect Bacteria in Pooled Platelets
Date:11/17/2009

eria may escape detection by culture testing, which occurs following collection when bacteria may still be at levels too low for detection by culture sampling. The Verax Platelet PGD® test is used within a few hours before transfusion, when bacteria, if present, have had a chance to grow to higher, more threatening levels.

"With the recent FDA clearance for the Verax Platelet PGD® test, we can partner with industry to offer a higher level of safety across all platelet inventories," said Ron Labrum, Fenwal president and chief executive officer. "We continue to pursue similar opportunities to make a meaningful difference in transfusion medicine by bringing advanced technology, ideas and performance vital to our industry."

The Verax Platelet PGD® test, based on proprietary technology developed by Verax, targets common antigens found on the surface of all species of bacteria known to be pathogenic to humans. It consists of an easy-to-use disposable handheld device, similar in size and appearance to a pregnancy test, and reagents that work together to detect the presence of bacterial contaminants in platelets.

About Verax Biomedical

Verax Biomedical Inc. is a leading developer of rapid tests for detecting bacterial contaminants in blood cells and tissue. The privately held company was founded in 1999. Its headquarters and laboratory facilities are in Worcester, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.veraxbiomedical.com.

About Fenwal

Fenwal, Inc. became an independent company in 2007, but its roots go back to 1949 with the founding of Fenwal Laboratories. Fenwal developed the first flexible, disposable container for blood collection, eliminating complications associated with glass containers and allowing blood to be separated into therapeutic components. Today, the company's products and a
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