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A nucleic acid-targeted photochemical treatment (PCT) using amotosalen HCl (S-59) and ultraviolet A (UVA) light was developed to inactivate viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and leukocytes in platelet components. We conducted a controlled, randomized, double-blinded trial in thrombocytopenic patients requiring repeated platelet transfusions for up to 56 days of(More)
The safety of medical devices containing DEHP-plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk 2 About the Scientific Committees Three independent non-food Scientific Committees provide the Commission with the sound scientific advice it needs when preparing policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health(More)
Platelets can be prepared from whole blood either using the platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) method or the buffy-coat method (BC-PC). Yet a third type of platelet component is collected using the apheresis technique. Only a few countries still produce PRP platelets with the USA remaining among those countries. For this reason, studies on PRP platelets often were(More)
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