November 2018

Safe blood transfusions are complicated enough as is.
Find out how to ensure a safe blood transfusion with reliable, accurate temperature measurement with Exergen’s Micro IRt/c sensor.

PRESS RELEASE:
EXERGEN GLOBAL’s SENSORS HELP SMISSON-CARTLEDGE BIOMEDICAL (SCB) DEVELOP A SOLUTION TO ENSURE SAFE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS WITH RELIABLE, ACCURATE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

WATERTOWN, Mass. and ZIJTAART, the Netherlands, November 1, 2018 - Exergen Global today announced that its Micro IRt/c-HB infrared non-contact sensors are being used to measure blood product temperatures in the ThermaCor® 1200 Rapid Thermal Infuser designed and developed by Smisson-Cartledge Biomedical, LLC and manufactured by Sparton Medical. Exergen’s thermal management sensors measure both the input and output temperature of blood products in the system to ensure that patients suffering from blood loss due to trauma or surgery very quickly receive fluids warmed to the perfect body temperature.

SCB and Exergen Global partnered to develop a solution that could rapidly and continuously measure the large volumes of fluids needed for trauma, transplants and other procedures. The ThermaCor® infusion system utilizes the Exergen sensors to monitor and display the fluid’s temperature so that the clinician is always kept informed of the system’s performance. Since sterility was a mandate, any thermal management sensor used in the solution needed to have the capability to indirectly measure fluid temperature without directly contacting the fluid.


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CASE STUDY:
EXERGEN SENSORS ENSURE SAFETY, EFFICACY IN FLUID INFUSION FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES

In a broad spectrum of medical procedures, infusing normothermic fluid is the key to better patient outcomes. That’s particularly true in trauma situations when quick delivery of  blood products to patients is essential for their survival. In many of these instances, medical professionals rely on portable fluid infusion devices that can warm and infuse fluids at rapid rates.

One such device is the ThermaCor® 1200 Rapid Thermal Infuser, developed by Drs. Hugh Smisson and Richard Cartledge, founders of Smisson-Cartledge Biomedical, LLC (SCB). The pair developed the device because as surgeons they knew the importance and urgency in trauma situations to be able to deliver fluids at body temperature to patients quickly or easily.

The ThermaCor® 1200 system can be used to perform fluid infusion in procedures such as:


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