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Welcome to Platelet Solutions - distributed globally by Caltag Medsystems

Platelet Solutions provides a paradigm shift in the assessment of platelet function.

Platelet function testing is required for diagnosis of abnormal bleeding and to monitor platelet function in those who are at-risk of vascular events such as heart attack or stroke. Previously, platelet function analysis had to be performed immediately after taking a blood sample. However, the kits provided by Platelet Solutions allow stabilisation of samples for reliable analysis at a remote location or at a later time to suit your needs.

The samples can be collected and processed using easy-to-use test kits by anyone with expertise in blood collection making reliable platelet function testing accessible to everyone.

Why choose products from Platelet Solutions?

  • Easy and quick
  • No capital investment
  • Sample stability for further processing
  • Option for remote sample collection and transportation for analysis
  • Allows standardisation of testing

PAMFix: For Measurement of Platelet Activation Markers

PAMFix is a patented fixative solution that stabilises platelets in blood, allowing the measurement of platelet activation markers (PAM) such as P-selectin (CD62P) and CD63 for up to 9 days following sample preparation.

This enables reliable assessment of platelet activation - simply add PAMFix to whole blood or platelet rich plasma (PRP) after platelet activation and analyse by flow cytometry at your convenience.

  • Easy to use - it's a simple one-step fixation procedure
  • Reliable - ensures sample integrity even when transport between sites is required
  • Cost-effective:
    • allows for batch collection of samples prior to analysis
    • flexibility for accessing time on the flow cytometer
    • long shelf life - PAMFix is stable for 12 months
  • Allows remote analysis - fixed samples can be collected at various locations and sent for analysis to a central laboratory
  • Publications that demonstrate the efficiency of PAMFix

Product Code: PSR-001, PAMFix, 100ml

AGGFix: For Stabilisation of Platelet Aggregates

AGGFix is a patented fixative solution that stabilises platelet aggregates for up to 9 days following sample preparation.

Simply adding AGGFixA then AGGFixB to whole blood or PRP enables robust measurement of platelet aggregation in both unstimulated and stimulated blood samples. AGGFix also stabilises platelet-leucocyte conjugates for up to 3 days after fixation for reliable analysis by flow cytometry.

  • Easy to use - it's a simple two-step fixation procedure
  • Reliable - ensures sample integrity even if it needs to be transported between sites
  • Cost-effective:
    • allows for batch collection of samples prior to analysis
    • flexibility for accessing time on the flow cytometer
    • long shelf life - AGGFix is stable for 12 months
  • Allows remote analysis - fixed samples can be collected at various locations and sent for analysis to a central laboratory
  • Publications that demonstrate the efficiency of AGGFix

Product Code: PSR-002A/2B, AGGFix, 5/50ml

VASPFix: For Monitoring Phosphorylation of Vasodilator-Stimulated Phosphoprotein (VASP) in Platelets

VASPFix is a novel technology that allows monitoring of phosphorylation of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) in platelets in one easy step.

It provides a simple and sensitive alternative to directly measuring cAMP. Simply add VASPFix to blood or platelet-rich plasma and quantitate phosphorylated VASP (VASP-P) by flow cytometry. VASPFix treated samples can be stored frozen for up to 6 months so that analysis can be performed at any time.

  • Easy to use - it's a simple one-step fixation procedure
  • Can be used as part of a sensitive test for assessing the inhibition of platelet P2Y12 receptor by standard antiplatelet agents
  • Cost-effective:
  • allows for batch collection of samples prior to analysis
  • flexibility for accessing time on the flow cytometer
  • long shelf life - VASPFix can be supplied to order; it can be kept at -20oC for up to 6 months and for 1 month in the fridge once thawed
  • Allows remote analysis - VASPFix treated and frozen samples can be collected at various locations and sent for analysis to a central laboratory
  • Publications that demonstrate the efficiency of VASPFix

Product Code: PSR-003, VASPFix, 1ml

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