Pathogen-Reduction Tech Gets Some Focus At FDA Panel Meeting, But Not Enough, Cerus Says
While a panel of US FDA experts agreed that pathogen reduction technology is a promising strategy for reducing blood platelet contaminations, they raised concerns about the cost of implementing the technology. The maker of the technology, Cerus, says the panel was under-briefed and distracted.
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