Plasma separator Plasmaflo OP.

  title={Plasma separator Plasmaflo OP.},
  author={Noriko Hirata and Yasumasa Shizume and Jun-ichi Shirokaze and Junsuke Suemitsu and Hajime Yoshida and Naokuni Yamawaki},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy},
  volume={7 1},
In recent years, polyethylene and polysulfone membranes have been used for plasma separation in Japan. The polyethylene membrane, manufactured by melt spinning method, has a sponge-like symmetric structure. The plasma separator Plasmaflo OP (Asahi Medical, Tokyo, Japan) with a polyethylene membrane shows excellent performance and safety for plasma separation. More than 20 indications for therapeutic plasmapheresis are reimbursed in Japan. Future development is expected in new membrane designs… CONTINUE READING

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