PRP Medical devices
Within Australia, Alocuro is a medical and dental practitioner only range of PRP medical devices in accordance with TGA regulation of PRP. This means that only doctors, dentists, hospital and clinical research facilities can purchase PRP devices and PRP kits. Registered nurses working under supervision of a medical or dental practitioner can perform venepuncture and some PRP aesthetic or wound healing injection procedures, but the medical or dental practitioner has to be professionally responsible for the clinical care of the patient and outcome of treatment.
Alocuro PRO-PRP kit
Alocuro’s TGA approved PRO-PRP kit is a cost effective, reproducible, safe, point-of-care device for optimising platelet concentration in autologous PRP. When used in conjunction with an accurate patient assessment and follow-up protocol, it can provide patients with an excellent option for improving their own healing ability, and hopefully minimise escalation to other more invasive management pathways eg: surgery. The devices are listed on the ARTG register.
Alocuro’s PRO-PRP kit’s innovative and efficient design combined with a well researched and validated protocol helps to maximise the healing benefits from the PRP therapy.
The design and method of viewing the various cellular component levels within the device post centrifugation allows for high degree of accuracy and reproducibility of platelet concentration and leukocyte inclusion in the PRP / or not.
The need to provide both accuracy and reproducibility has been well documented by multiple research articles to ensure that clinicians are using an optimal PRP preparation for the specific clinical application.
All other peripheral devices e.g. butterfly needle, syringes, alcohol wipes , reintroduction needle, sterile drapes, skin prep solution etc. that will be used in conjunction with the Pro-PRP will be standard TGA approved devices.
The 30ml, 20ml and 15ml devices are listed on the ARTG register. The 60ml device is not yet available for the Australian market.
Alocuro’s PRO-PRP kit is a single use, disposable medical device manufactured to EN ISO 13485:2012. The device is a non-toxic, sterile and pyrogen free, TGA approved medical device. The device will only be supplied to medical practitioners once they have completed Alocuro’s PRP therapy training course covering all required protocols and QA processes to ensure that the autologous PRP they prepare at the point-of-care, is of optimal concentration for their particular clinical application, so that it can be of most benefit to their patients.
Alocuro’s PRO-PRP kit is a patented medical device specifically for the purpose of producing platelet rich plasma (PRP). The sterile, single use, disposable PRP kit is solely for use by medical and dental practitioners.
The Alocuro centrifuge and PRP kit allows a high quality, point-of-care PRP to be prepared at the patient bedside – in clinic or intra-operatively to aid the surgical procedure. The Alocuro PRP system has been proven by Australian pathology laboratory testing to produce a consistently high platelet concentration with the ability to either include or significantly reduce leukocytes in the collected PRP.
The regenerative and healing outcome from PRP is delivered primarily by the effects exerted by growth factors released by the platelets at the target injection site. The volume of growth factors is directly linked to platelet number. As platelet numbers increase, growth factor release increases = increase in regenerative outcome. (To note there are also numerous other technique and procedural elements that also contribute to optimising patient outcome from PRP procedure)
Alocuro PRO-PRP advantage
• The 30ml device provides a high number of platelets available for collection (almost 4 times the platelet number of a 8ml vacutainer PRP system)
• Very efficient platelet collection – usually 90% efficient
• High and moderate platelet concentration available within the same system
• Ability to significantly reduce leukocytes (for intra-articular and chronic tendon pathology clinical indications)
• Short processing time (7 minutes)
• Flexible PRP volumes and platelet concentration. One centrifuge and PRP kit system can provide multiple PRP methodologies – cosmetic, musculoskeletal, wound healing
• Excellent price to performance ratio
AL416 low spin centrifuge
Low-speed table top centrifuge for biological sample separation such as cells, bloods, etc.
"SOFT Start/Stop‟ function for gentle acceleration and deceleration
Automatic alarm system for imbalance, over-heat and over-speed
Program memory for up to 10 memories
Automatic door release