PETACH TIKVA, Israel, August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
OrSense Ltd., a leading developer of systems for non-invasive measurements of Hemoglobin, announces a new 2-year contract to provide non-invasive pre-donation Hemoglobin testing systems to Banc De Sang I Teixits, the central blood bank of Catalonia following a competitive public tender.
Banc De Sang was one of the first major blood banks in Europe to move from capillary to non-invasive pre-donation Hb testing back in 2013, selecting the NBM-200 as its preferred testing system. More than half a million donors were tested since then by the NBM-200 systems operating in all branches and mobile units throughout Catalonia. The award follows an evaluation of multiple competing systems.
Non-invasive Hemoglobin testing uses optical measurement to replace traditional invasive blood testing. The NBM200 offers accurate, painless, Hb measurements on location. The non-invasive test further reduces infection risk as no blood is drawn, and with no consumables such as lancets, gloves etc. and no need for hazardous waste handling the system is also environmentally friendly.
"We are happy and proud of this contract win," said Yoav Reisman, CEO of OrSense. "Winning any competitive tender is a challenge. Winning a repeat contract from a large, experienced, active user such as Banc De Sang is also an important vote of confidence - in the principle of non-invasive testing in general and in OrSense technology in particular."
OrSense is a medical device company developing and marketing non-invasive monitoring systems for measurement of Hemoglobin. OrSense's systems are available and have been successfully installed in dozens of blood donation facilities worldwide. OrSense's products are based on its proprietary Occlusion Spectroscopy technology. For additional information, please visit OrSense's website at www.orsense.com.
About The Banc De Sang I Teixits
The Banc de Sang i Teixits (Blood and Tissue Bank, BST) is a public agency of the Catalan Department of Health whose mission is to guarantee the supply and proper use of human blood and tissue in Catalonia. It is also a leading center in the field of immunodiagnostics and advanced therapy development.
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