Introducing the First Medical Device Designed to Effectively Automate Surgical Sponge Blood Recovery - Right at the Operating Room Table.


“Automated Surgical Sponge Blood Recovery”


Intraoperative cell salvage or autotransfusion (IAT) refers to the well-established practice of collecting, processing and reinfusing a patient's own blood during surgery, which would otherwise be lost, using specialized IAT equipment.

 The goal of IAT, an essential component of a hospital's overall blood conservation strategy or PBM (patient blood management) program, is to reduce the need for donor blood products during surgery, along with their associated risk, cost and supply chain issues.  

IAT is routinely performed during a variety of surgical procedures having the potential for excessive blood loss (> 500 ml) or when it occurs unexpectedly.  

Recovery of blood from surgical sponges is an important first step in IAT. However, within the high-tech and sophisticated process of IAT, one of the most common methods is wringing by hand which is decidedly low-tech and seemingly outdated.  

In addition, hand wringing is tedious, messy to perform and has been known to cause splatter - a potential occupational health hazard.

ProCell™ has an innovative and patented* design that enables standard operating room vacuum suction to provide the necessary power to automate the most common manual method of surgical sponge-blood extraction.  

ProCell™ effectively eliminates and provides a viable alternative to hand wringing surgical sponges for IAT.


 As a compact, sterile and cost-effective accessory to a hospital's existing IAT equipment, ProCell™ can be used repeatedly during its single patient use.  

ProCell™ does not filter or otherwise process the blood collected. As such, blood recovered by ProCell™ is the sent to the IAT equipment for processing.

ProCell™ provides an essential and practical enhancement to this important preliminary phase of IAT.


Please watch the video below to see ProCell™ in action.

Please click below for a 'Feature Sheet' or sign up for more information, updates or if you have any questions.  

For those interested in placing a Canadian order, please read the "Ordering Information" section.

*ProCell™ is protected by various U.S., Canadian and international patents and patent pending applications.  Please review the patent information section of this website for more details.

Please Note: ProCell™ is only available in Canada.  It has not yet been reviewed by the FDA and is not currently available for sale in the United States.  


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Meet the Team:


Robert Krensky, M.D.

Robert is the original inventor of ProCell™ and serves in the role of ProCell Surgical’s President & Chief Executive Officer.

Since graduating with his medical degree from the University of Toronto, Robert has been involved in the clinical, business and entrepreneurial aspects of delivering high quality, patient-focused healthcare services, programs and products. 

While working as surgical assistant in cardiac surgery, Robert realized the need for an alternative to hand wringing after spending the better part of an overnight case helping the scrub nurse with that unpleasant task. That very next day, the ProCell™ journey began.

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Michael Kehoe

Mike brings over 30 years of international experience in the medical device industry with a proven track record of leading companies to success with profitable growth, strong organizational development, V.C. investment, regulatory approvals and successful mergers and acquisitions. Mike brings the right combination of operational, financial, commercial, technical and organizational know-how to ProCell Surgical in his position as Chief Operating Officer.


Please visit us at the following upcoming conferences and see ProCell™ up close and personal:

Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS): Annual Meeting: September 5 - 7, 2019 - Montreal

Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM): September 19 - 21, 2019 - Baltimore (Booth #31)

CREF 2019 - 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium: October 9 - 13, 2019 - San Diego (Booth #2)

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress: October 27 - 30 , 2019 - San Francisco (Booth #1711)