The newly introduced cutting-edge German technology will improve the TPE (Therapeutic Plasma Exchange) process with the recent acquisition of a Fresenius COM.TEC machine at Sri Lanka Army Hospital, Narahenpita.

Transfusion medicine is revolutionised by the invention of this technique. As much as 10 kinds of therapeutic procedures can be done efficiently such as therapeutic plasma exchange and therapeutic red cell exchange, without exposing the risk of infections.

Further, it is a sensible tool to collect almost all desired blood components saving the time of blood bank personnel otherwise spending for component separation. This system uses pre-packaged disposable sets of sterile bags, tubing, and centrifugal devices specially designed for the process. Single- or dual-vein access techniques can be used. The time taken varies with the procedure adopted. Depending on the procedure and device used, process time varies. COM.TEC (Fresenius Kabi Germany) is an example of continuous cell separators.

Fresenius Kabi is one of the global leaders in the healthcare industry which specialises in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition for critically and chronically ill patients. Fresenius Kabi is exclusively represented in Sri Lanka by a leading innovative and integrated healthcare solutions provider, Premium International Ltd.

Premium International is a National Business Excellence Gold Award winner and an ISO 9001-2008 certified entity. The company has accumulated an illustrious portfolio of prestigious projects in both the public and private sector, working with various stakeholders. Premium International’s constant ability to introduce cutting edge technology to the healthcare industry along with many innovative projects has given the organisation a dominant position in the market place in the past decade.

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