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Cerus Corporation (CERS) Signs Intercept Ltd. Platelet Agreements With Two Key Blood Component Suppliers in Germany and Austria


3/15/2013 10:10:32 AM

CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) announced today that the TILAK, University Clinics, Regional Hospital Innsbruck (LKI) in Austria and ZIT GmbH Hamburg in Germany, signed one and four year purchase agreements, respectively, for the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets. LKI is one of the largest hospitals in Austria, with its Central Institute for Blood Transfusion supplying an estimated 6,000 platelet units annually to the federal state of Tyrol. LKI is the second facility in Austria to adopt INTERCEPT for platelets. Together with the General Hospital of Vienna (AKH), an estimated total of 12,000 platelet units, or 30% of the Austrian platelet market, could be treated with INTERCEPT. Implementation of the INTERCEPT platelet system at LKI is expected to start in March 2013.

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