20 Oct Platelet Solutions Ltd announces successful achievement of CE Marking
Platelet Solutions Ltd., Nottingham is pleased to announce the successful achievement of CE marking for its Platelet Function Testing Kits (PSK-001/002/003).
Platelet Function Testing Kits are a completely unique concept in the assessment of platelet function. They can monitor the effectiveness of standard anti-platelet agents like aspirin, clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor, and allow healthcare providers to make a tailored prescription for their patients.
The kits contain a patented fixative solution that stabilises platelet activation markers for up to 9 days- allowing remote or delayed analysis. Each kit includes all that is needed to activate and fix platelets in a few easy steps. The blood is taken, processed using the kit and then analysed by flow cytometry at customer convenience or sent to us for expert analysis.
Platelet function testing kits enable testing at several sites and analysis at one central laboratory thus offering a reliable standardised approach for testing platelets in a multicentre setup.
Although there are other approaches to platelet function testing the PSL approach is unique in that testing can be performed in any healthcare setting. Previously, platelet function analysis had to be performed within minutes of taking the blood sample and within walking distance of specialised equipment and technical expertise. PSL newly developed methods allow samples to be processed using simple disposable kits and posted for expert analysis. The only expertise required is someone who can take a blood sample and follow a simple set of instructions supplied with the kit.