The American National Red Cross Teams Up With Velico Medical In The Blood Center Education Program



BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Velico Medical is proud to announce the company’s collaboration with the American National Red Cross in its technology development initiative, the Blood Center Education Program (BCEP).

Velico’s BCEP is designed to provide strategic blood center partners the opportunity to get hands-on experience with its FrontlineODP system for spray drying plasma, evaluate potential integration into blood component production operations and provide critical feedback on the commissioning and operational aspects of the system.

“This collaboration reflects the shared vision of Velico and the Red Cross of advancing life-saving blood products with the goal of improving patient care in the United States and around the world,” says Richard Meehan, President, and CEO of Velico.

“The Red Cross has built a time-honoured legacy of leadership, innovation and an unwavering commitment to patients as reflected in its mission of ensuring that everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products,” says Pampee P. Young, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer Biomedical Services with the Red Cross.

FrontlineODP is expected to be an easy to produce, easy to use, point-of-care dried plasma product for transfusion in settings where current plasma products (most often frozen) are unavailable or inconvenient to use because of challenging cold chain logistics and short dating. With FrontlineODP, plasma could become more readily available to first responders such as ground or air ambulances, in rural hospitals where …

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