Great product! Where can our hospital purchase ProCell™?
Currently, ProCell™ is only available in Canada. ProCell™ has not yet been reviewed by the FDA and is not currently available for sale in the United States. Please see the "Ordering Information" section for further details and see "Sign Up" to receive more information about ProCell™.
Is ProCell™ really that easy to use?
Yes it is! ProCell™ is specifically engineered to achieve its performance objectives while maintaining operational simplicity and convenience. Firstly, ProCell™ is a sterile, compact and disposable medical device that comes fully assembled right out of the box . And, with only three components, there are no small pieces to count. To operate ProCell™, you simply place the surgical sponges inside the basket and put the lid back on top. Once you attach the vacuum suction tubing (readily available at every operating room table), the lid is automatically deployed in a downward direction which effectively extracts the blood. The collected blood is now ready to be sent back to the IAT (cell salvage) equipment for processing. Detach the suction tubing, remove the lid and basket and suction the blood from the reservoir using the separate IAT-connected suction tubing. If re-using sponges, ProCell™ can be used to store the sponges between cycles and can have multiple deployments during its single case use.
Does ProCell™ filter the blood collected?
ProCell™ does not filter or otherwise process the blood collected in any way. Serving as an innovative sponge-blood collection device only, ProCell™ must be used in conjunction with standard IAT (cell salvage) equipment.
How does IAT or cell-salvage work?
In those surgical cases where the intention is to capture and re-infuse a patient's own blood, specialized equipment is required. This equipment, situated beside the operating room table, is designed to collect blood and then filter and process it for return to the patient during that same surgery. Sterile, disposable tubing is opened for each case and creates the circuit to directly transfer the patient's blood from the operating room table back to the IAT equipment.