has already gotten approval in Europe to market a system for inactivating
pathogens in platelets and plasma.
In the field of blood safety, the company is developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System, which is based on the company's proprietary Helinx technology and is designed to enhance the safety of donated blood components by inactivating
viruses, bacteria, parasites and other pathogens, as well as potentially harmful white blood cells.
Scientists sometimes investigate the role of an ion channel by inactivating
the genes encoding the channel's protein constituents.
It is also used as an additional screening tool prior to transfusions, and has been found capable of inactivating
HIV in fresh frozen plasma.
Aphios Corporation today announced that it was granted a Japanese patent for an improved method of inactivating
viruses and other pathogens in biologics such as monoclonal antibodies, recombinant therapeutics, human plasma and plasma proteins.
Cerus Corporation is developing medical systems and therapeutics based on the company's proprietary Helinx technology for inactivating
One means of virally inactivating
plasma is by treating it with chemical dyes.
Electron beam irradiation is a highly effective process for inactivating
foodborne microorganisms and improving the microbial safety and shelf life of food.
Prolonged treatment with glutaraldehyde or formaldehyde has little effect on morphology while inactivating
most agents (31).