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Gammacell® 1000/3000

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Gammacell 3000 Primarily used for blood irradiation, the Gammacell® 1000 and 3000 are considered the "gold standard" in countless clinics throughout the world.  Both machines have a highly developed user interface with various input devices including keyboards and bar code scanners.  Both machines have been refined with the valuable input of clinicians over many years and the result is a very user friendly control system.  Each machine has numerous safety measures incorporated into the operating system to maintain accuracy and reliability.

Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD)

Transfusion-Associated GVHD has become a major concern in current transfusion practices for immuno- deficient and immuno-suppressed patients because of the associated high mortality rate.  Immuno-suppressive therapies have not proven effective for TA-GVHD.  Virtually all cellular blood components have been implicated in reported cases of the disease.  The syndrome develops after transfusion of whole blood, red blood cells, platelets, non-frozen plasma and leukocytes, harvested from both normal donors and donors with chronic myelocytic leukemia.

Since patient treatment of TA-GVHD is almost always ineffective, management must focus on prevention by minimizing the risk of developing the condition.  Prevention has centered on reducing or inactivating transfused donor lymphocytes.  The methods presently available in blood banks to physically remove T lymphocytes through washing or filtration do not provide effective prophylaxis against TA-GVHD.  Inactivation of transfused lymphocytes with the use of gamma irradiation of blood components remains the most effective method for inhibiting lymphocyte blast transformation and mototic activity.  Current medical practice and the AABB recommend using irradiated blood for immuno-incompetent or immuno-compromised patients.


Gammacell 3000 features

Safety & Security

  • Safe to use in any conventional hospital, clinic or laboratory environment (check local requirements).
  • Built-in security restricts access to the programming function with passwords and key lock.
  • Barcode reader can scan ISBT-128, ABC Codabar and other blood labelling to record the unit number, product code, blood type, collection, expiry dates, and irradiation verification indicators.
  • Bypass mode allows for operation of the unit without the main control system.
  • In the event of a power failure, the battery back-up ensures the cycle underway is completed, and then can power approximately 20 additional cycles.

Quality & Design

  • Quality is assured through the advanced monitoring and control system, which tracks the irradiation process, thereby confirming the canister rotation, irradiation time and product position.
  • Modular design of control system allows for easy maintenance and future upgrades.
  • Four-line, vacuum-fluorescent, menu-driven display screen with step-by-step instructions makes it easy to operate.
  • Ergonomically designed to easily load and unload the blood bags.
  • Optional components for research are available (test tube & rodent holders).

Record Keeping

  • A complete record of the irradiation cycle is generated when connected to a printer or computer.
  • Ethernet (web browser) access and LIMS interface provide digital traceability options for irradiated product data.


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