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IMUGARD® III
Leukocyte Filter System
Stable, Rapid Filtration of Leukocytes and Microaggregates

IMUGARD III is a leukocyte removal filter system made from biocompatible polyurethane material. Highly porous, this material provides stable filtration of leukocytes and microaggregates.

Within the filter, patented technology ensures optimal pore size distribution and pore density. Entrapment of leukocytes is achieved mainly by pore size distribution within the filter, with very limited cell-material interaction. The absence of cell or protein activation yields blood products of very high purity.

  • Made from unique microporous polyurethane filter material for biocompatibility
  • Stable and specific pore size for reliable filtration
  • Average residual leukocyte count below 2 × 105
  • Requires no rinsing
  • Easy to handle
  • Color-coded clamps for easy identification

IMUGARD III-RC for Whole Blood or Red Blood Cells

The IMUGARD III-RC filter is a hard-housing filter designed to remove leukocytes and microaggregates from one unit of whole blood or red blood cell concentrate. Each filter system is equipped with a spike, clamps and tubing. The filter housing material is semitransparent to make monitoring the filtration process easier.

IMUGARD III-RC filter systems are available in lab and bedside versions. The lab version features a bypass line for removing air from the transfer bag. The bedside version features a drip chamber and a roller clamp below the filter to adjust flow to the patient.

  • Offers greater than 90 percent red blood cell recovery
  • Made from biocompatible materials and features an air removal system for superior filtration
  • Offers stable performance for blood stored for long periods
  • Semitransparent filter housing makes monitoring the filtration processes easy
  • Equipped with self-priming filter

IMUGARD III-PL for Platelets

The IMUGARD III-PL filter is a hard-housing filter designed to remove leukocytes and microaggregates from platelet preparations. Each filter system is equipped with a spike, clamps and tubing. The filter housing material is semitransparent to make monitoring the filtration process easier.

Available in lab and bedside versions, the IMUGARD III-PL features a bypass line on the lab version to remove air from the transfer bag. The bedside version features a drip chamber and a roller clamp below the filter to adjust flow to the patient.

  • Filters platelet concentrate for volumes equivalent to platelets produced from six Buffy Coats
  • Offers greater than 90 percent platelet recovery

IMUGARD III-S PL for Platelets

The IMUGARD III-S PL filter is a soft-housing filter designed to remove leukocytes and microaggregates from single platelet preparations. The filter system includes these components:

  • Air vent and tubing
  • Empty platelet storage bag to store units of platelets
  • Empty pouch and a female luer connector to collect a sample of the platelet preparation for testing
  • Transfer tube to transfer the platelet sample from the platelet storage bag to the empty pouch

IMUGARD III-S PL is equipped with clamps on the connecting and transfer tubes to control blood flow. The platelet storage bag has an outlet port for use in blood transfusion.

Not all Terumo Blood Bag products are registered in, approved for sale in, or available for purchase in all markets.

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