Fenwal, a Lake Zurich, IL-based medical technology company has commenced the sale and distribution of the HemoFlow 400 blood collection monitor/mixer in the European market following an agreement with Applied Science, the manufacturer of the HemoFlow device.
The use of blood monitors and mixers are critical during blood donations since they monitor the collected quantity of blood and lightly mix the blood to ensure that it does not clot. One of the lightest mixer/monitor available in the market, the compact HemoFlow 400 offers an extended battery life to facilitate easy transport during mobile blood drives. The mixer/monitor device features an advanced built-in technology that offers customization of program options, automates manual processes and clamps the tubing automatically at the set target volume to ensure that only the required quantity of blood is collected.
The Senior Vice President in charge of commercial operations at Fenwal, Dean Gregory stated that the Applied Science HemoFlow 400 provides an improved blood-donation experience. Gregory added that the lightweight device features safety alerts and automated features to ensure successful collections.
The easy-to-use HemoFlow 400 mixer/monitor, featuring audio and visual alerts along with intuitive instructions, enables blood collection professionals to effortlessly monitor the blood donation procedures with minimal operator intervention. A large, backlit LCD displays the flow rate, the draw volume, and the duration of the donation in real-time.
The HemoFlow 400 device offers wireless data networking and barcode scanning and capabilities. A maximum of 150 draw records can be stored in its draw memory. The information can be wirelessly transferred to a data management software for remote monitoring and traceability, thus eliminating errors associated with manual transcription process.