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Cerus Corporation (CERS) Signs Agreement With Swiss Red Cross for Initial Deployment of the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma


12/4/2012 10:47:06 AM

CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) announced today that it has signed a two-year purchase agreement with two regional Swiss Red Cross Blood Services for deployment of the INTERCEPT Blood System for plasma in Lausanne and Zurich. These two pilot centers supply an estimated 15,000 plasma units annually. "We are committed to providing patients in Switzerland with the highest quality blood components available," said Dr. Beat M. Frey, director of the Swiss Red Cross Blood Service in Zurich. “Considering the escalating threats to the blood supply from emerging infectious agents, we need to adopt proactive measures in addition to the traditional testing strategies in order to maintain transfusion safety. Based on our extensive experience with INTERCEPT platelets, we expect a simple and successful implementation of the INTERCEPT plasma process.”

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