While the efficacy of plasma treatments has been long proven, they’re still only as effective as they are safe. At Veterinary Immunogenics, we take great pride in adhering to the most stringent quality control and safety processes in the industry. Our primary goal is to employ the highest safety and efficacy standards possible for each and every one of our products.
From the second donor animals step on to our facility in Cumbria, to tracking and monitoring patient-ready plasma all the way to its final destination, not a single part of our procedure is overlooked as we seek to provide veterinarians and their patients the safest, most effective plasma products possible.
SAFETY STARTS WITH SCREENING
In a process beginning long before their arrival, all new donors are screened and monitored to be free from disease prior to entering our quarantined premises. Once on-site, they are then isolated until another round of screening further confirms their complete lack of disease and other adverse health conditions. Only then are they introduced into our fully biosecure donor herd.
Governed by the same strict commitment to ensure every single safety measure is taken, our plasma and collection procedures have been designed to follow the same standards used in human plasma collection. To that end, the same stringent protocol and pheresing equipment used with humans is also used in our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) licensed plasma collection facility.
OUR COLLECTION PROCESS STARTS WITH QUALITY CONTROL
Each plasma collection utilises single-use, sterile, disposable collection kits, to maintain a closed system that ensures all plasma collected remains sterile from donor to recipient while also guaranteeing fast, effective donor tracking in the event of an adverse reaction. (Reported adverse reaction rates are less than 0.006 percent)
Protein levels are monitored regularly during the pheresing procedure, and every unit of plasma undergoes a battery of safety and sterility tests. The plasma is frozen immediately after collection while our in-house lab quantifies immunoglobulin concentration using standardised radial immunodiffusion testing and Anti-Rhodococcus Equi. antibody testing via VapA ELISA.
Our cold-storage facility is closely monitored and regularly inspected to guarantee that all plasma is stored between -20 to -30 degrees Celsius until shipment.
OVERNIGHT, MONITORED DELIVERY
Once ordered, plasma products are shipped via overnight courier on ice for ultimate freshness, as extended thawing before use can lessen treatment efficacy. All shipments are tracked and monitored by our in-house customer service team in order to verify that orders are en route and on time, and if not, actions are taken to intervene and keep the product at the appropriate temperature.
END RESULT: THE SAFEST, MOST EFFECTIVE PLASMA AND RED BLOOD CELL TREATMENTS WE CAN PROVIDE
While there are over eight individual steps in our plasma collection, quality control, and storage process, we wouldn’t sacrifice a single one of them as it allows us to say, with complete confidence, that your animals are receiving the safest and most effective treatments we can possibly provide.