LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Terumo BCT announces the Call for Expressions of Interest for the Plasma Exchange Innovation Award. This award is designed to fund science and research that furthers greater understanding of the use of plasma exchange, or plasmapheresis. Work may be in the areas of neurology, nephrology, immunology, hematology or other fields of medicine. Terumo BCT will award $100,000 to one recipient or smaller grants (totaling up to $100,000) to multiple recipients. Expressions of Interest will be accepted until 29 April, 2013.
Matthew Trifilo, Ph.D., Director, Medical Affairs
"Terumo BCT is excited to continue offering support to physicians, researchers and clinicians pursuing investigative studies that may offer a better understanding of the efficacy and use of plasma exchange, new clinical opportunities and therapeutic innovation. The recipient of our first award, Dr. De Sousa, is currently exploring a novel application of plasma exchange in a difficult-to-treat neurologic condition. We are eager to see the creative application for this year’s award.”
About Terumo BCT:
Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, is the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction coupled with leading technologies in therapeutic apheresis and cell processing. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.