PBO®: Plasma Bag Opener
Grifols Engineering plasma bag opener (PBO) is designed to perform the following tasks:
- The frozen plasma inside the bottle is skin-thawed to create a liquid film inside the bag.
- The outer surface of the bag is then rinsed with fresh deionized (DI) water or water for injection (WFI), removing any particles adhered to it.
- The outer surface of the bag is then dried to start the manufacturing process.
- A robotic system cuts the plasma bag and the plasma is removed from the bag and transferred to the processing tank.