Currently blood and tissue warming and thawing devices are slow, heavy, wasteful, inaccurate and require costly labor and maintenance.
Long Wait Times
The devices need roughly half an hour to warm up to function; clinicians tend to leave them plugged in 24/7 which increases energy use. When devices are ready to work, the actual thawing and warming takes up to half an hour.
Blood, Plasma and Tissue Waste
Due to longer than necessary wait times for warming and thawing blood, plasma and tissue excess product is processed and becomes waste.
No Temperature Control
Tracking and monitoring actual product bag or vial temperature as it warms or thaws is hit or miss with only ambient temperature being reported delivering inconsistent results.
No Product Tracking
Water dependent devices cannot record real time processing on their own forcing technicians and doctors to use separate and often hand written tracking and recording.
Large Size/Frequent Recalibration
Current devices rely on 3 to 5 gallons/11.25 to 19 liters of heated water making them big and heavy requiring permanent lab bench space near a wet sink while being energy hogs. If moved they require extensive calibration, sanitization and maintenance.
Tethered to Water Source
Current devices need wet sinks for routine use and, like a fish tank, require twice weekly water changes with sanitization. Water also corrodes and increase the risk of cross contamination. Noisy agitation is required to mix the product.
The ZipThaw™ Solution
A faster, safer way to warm and thaw blood and tissue product.
Our flagship product, ZipThaw™, solves all of the challenges listed above. It is a portable, dry, quiet, small-footprint, lightweight device with a built in carrying handle that requires very little maintenance.
Integrated Barcode Reader
ZipThaw™ features an integrated barcode reader and software for easy blood product tracking and for data capture of the entire warming process. The device plugs into a standard outlet and costs less to operate using far less energy than the competition.
At 17 pounds (8 kilos) ZipThaw™ with a built in carrying handle is highly portable. Bring it to the patient in the OR, procedure room, bedside or trauma location.
ZipThaw™ has a touch screen with a user friendly interface.
Leakproof Sleeve (ZipSleeve™)
ZipThaw™ uses a disposable yet durable, leakproof sleeve that eliminates concerns of bursting bags, and the sleeve contains warming technology that enables consistent temperature of the final product.
How It Works
Place a frozen bag of product of almost any size, within a standard overwrap bag, into ZipSleeve™.
This patented disposable component is multi-use and leak-proof. Putting frozen, wrapped product into ZipSleeve™ protects the warming device, prevents contamination, and works with ZIPThaw™ for rapid warming. If a blood bag or overwrap ruptures, simply toss out the ZipSleeve™.
Place in ZipThaw™
With the frozen or cooled product in a ZipSleeve™, place it into the ZipThaw™ chamber.
Retrieve Ready-to-Use Blood, Plasma or Tissue Product
In less than 15 minutes¹ the blood, plasma or tissue product is warmed or thawed to your specification with software recording its progress every step of the way. Data is easily transferred via an integrated USB port.
ISO 13485:2016 &
EN ISO 13485:2016
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