Blood Activation Research
|HaemoScan is an expert centre to investigate how biomatarials, structures or pharmaceuticals interact with blood. We have developed assays to study the interaction with blood at all stages.|
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For research and development of medical devices haemocompatibility plays an important role for the selection of the proper biomaterial. HaemoScan has developed tests to give insight into the haemodynamic properties of the (bio)material.
For quality assurance your final product has to be tested in accordance to ISO 10993-4: “Selections of test for interaction with blood.” We are specialized in selecting and performing the appropriate tests needed to meet those ISO standards.
|For many years HaemoScan has been involved in evaluating the clinical application of medical devices, which has resulted in more than 150 publications. Some of these studies initiated the introduction of new devices such as membrane oxygenator, leucocyte depletion filters and the use of heparin coatings. In general these studies were designed for efficacy testing and/or comparison to other devices or techniques.||The usage of large medical devices (such as the heart-lung machine) results in elevated plasma levels of kidney, brain and lung injury markers. Post marketing surveillance is necessary for certain types of medical devices, organ and tissue injury markers are very suitable to evaluate safety.
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