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Fenwal Receives FDA Clearance for Amicus(R) Separator With Wireless Connectivity
Date:4/28/2010

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal, Inc. (www.fenwalinc.com), a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fenwal 510(k) clearance for its Amicus® separator with new wireless data-export capabilities.  

The Fenwal Amicus® separator is an advanced medical device used to collect platelets and other blood components from donors.  The addition of wireless data management allows blood centers to easily access procedure information to monitor machine and operator performance without the added cost or capital investment of rewiring facilities.

During customer trials, blood centers reported that the Amicus® separator with DXT helped them increase platelet yield per donor by enabling better analysis of performance by device, operator and collection site.  

Amicus® separators with DXT offer blood-center professionals easy-to-read, on-demand reports concerning donations at multiple locations.  These reports help identify opportunities for improvement and training.

"With Amicus® DXT from Fenwal we increased our platelet split rate 23 percentage points," said Karen Nielsen, M.B.A., MT(ASCP)SBB, blood services group manager of ARUP Blood Services, one of the largest blood collectors in Utah. "The technology and data-analysis reports have helped our staff measure and improve our performance and productivity and
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