8. Assessment of platelet activation and overall quality

This is yet to be investigated fully but there is no reason to assume that platelet function will be impacted by the use of the technology. There is no high sheer during the process and surface contact is minimal. Small platelets and platelet fragments are removed by the system, resulting in a loss of around 30% of platelet numbers. These studies are underway, however our clinical studies suggest that there is a reduction in the need for platelets post-surgery.

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