Journal article

Comparison of COBE Spectra software version 4.7 PBSC and version 6.0 auto PBSC program.

R Wilke, M Brettell, HM Prince, M Wolf, R McKenna, E Serpell, M Molloy, H Stevens, M Quinn, P Gates, P Chapple

Journal of Clinical Apheresis | Published : 1999


Until recently, the collection of peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) has been semi-automated by using the COBE Spectra, with the operator manually maintaining the position of the white cells being collected. The COBE Spectra Version 6.0 apheresis device offers the user an automated program for the collection of PBPC. In this study, we compared the new software Version 6.0 to that of Version 4.7. Patients (n = 46) undergoing PBPC collection were allocated to cell processing with either Version 4.7 (n = 24) or Version 6.0 (n = 22). The CD34+ cell count, mononuclear cell (MNC) count, white cell count (WCC), hemoglobin (Hb), and platelet content in the autograft product by using the two ve..

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