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Haemonetics blood bank management software receives US 510(k) clearance

Haemonetics : 08 January, 2008  (New Product)
Haemonetics Software Solutions has received US 510(k) marketing clearance for another software module in the company’s Symphony blood bank management software suite.
The Symphony 2.0 software will include a blood component manufacturing and distribution application, in addition to the blood donor management tools included in the previous software release.

Symphony 2.0 software is a comprehensive blood component manufacturing and distribution system which allows blood centres to automate many of the IT processes in their blood supply chain, from the point of blood donation to the point of distribution to the hospital. Specifically, the Symphony software suite includes an automated donor self-interview application and can manage all steps in the collection of blood through manufacturing, labelling and release, inventory management, order entry, and, finally, distribution to the hospital.

Symphony 2.0 software was developed using User Experience Design (UXD) methodology to create a more efficient and intuitive user interface. The applications are fully compliant with blood bank industry regulations to meet product labelling guidance given by the International Society for Blood Transfusion and American Association of Blood Banks. Additionally, Symphony is easy to use, providing a customer controlled configuration tool, and minimising the need for vendor assistance and intervention.

'Increasing efficiency and reducing costs in the blood supply chain is an important part of a blood management system. Blood collectors operate at the front end of that supply chain, and the Symphony 2.0 software supports these customers' initiatives to automate operations,' said Tony Pare, vice president and general manager of global services for Haemonetics. 'As the global leader in blood management solutions we are pleased to be continually strengthening our product suite with devices, software, and services for blood component collectors and hospitals to improve patient's outcomes.'

Haemonetics Software Solutions was recently formed as the result of a merger of two Haemonetics subsidiaries: 5D Information Systems and Information Data Management, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Rosemont, Illinois, USA, respectively. With these combined operations, Haemonetics Software Solutions now has over 30 years experience in providing quality software solutions to the blood bank and plasma collection industries. The company supports customers globally with a staff of over 220 professionals who share a commitment to continuously improving products and services for the blood collection, processing and transfusion industries.
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