INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma



Parasites

The INTERCEPT Blood System for plasma has been shown to inactivate contaminating parasites. Various in vitro studies have demonstrated inhibition of parasite replication following photochemical treatment. The results of these studies are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3: Inactivation Claims - Parasites

Parasites Tested Using
the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma
Extent of Inactivation*
(log10 reduction) 
Plasmodium falciparum** (malaria) ≥6.9
Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas’ disease) >5.0
Babesia microti (babesiosis) >5.3

* “>” refers to inactivation below the limit of detection of the assay
“≥” refers to inactivation at or below the limit of detection of the assay
** intracellular

 

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