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Fenwal Receives FDA Approval for New Solution Used to Store Donated Blood Platelets
Date:12/15/2009

platelets collected with the Fenwal® Amicus® system, pending clearance of a 510(k) application under review by the FDA.

Platelets prevent blood loss through aggregation and interaction with clotting proteins. They are most commonly transfused to trauma victims and people undergoing chemotherapy.

"FDA approval for the InterSol® solution is an exciting milestone for Fenwal and represents our collaboration with customers, industry, and scientific leaders to introduce new ways to collect, process and store blood for transfusion," said William H. Cork, Fenwal senior vice president and chief technology officer. "This is one of several new products Fenwal plans to introduce that will help shape the practice of transfusion medicine."

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 advanced collection and separation technologies are used throughout the world to help ensure a safe and available supply of lifesaving blood and blood products. Fenwal Inc. is based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.fenwalinc.com.

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