Medtronic buys blood-cleansing system:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medtronic has bought a centrifugal blood cell-washing system from perHop of Gland, Switzerland. The system is used for autotransfusion and will complement Medtronic's Sequestra 1000 blood processor, which performs perioperative sequestration of blood components. The perHop system has been launched in some European countries and parts of Asia. Medtronic intends to modify the product for an international launch and is awaiting approval from the US FDA.