4/5/2004 - VersaLogic Corp. provides the CPU boards used in the Trima Accel, a sophisticated blood collection device from Gambro BCT. The Trima Accel employs embedded CPU units from VersaLogic to automate blood collection from donors, separate the blood into its basic elements, extract the critical requisites, reconstitute the mixture and return the fluid to the donor. Gambro BCT’s medical application was designed around the features, advantages and benefits of the PC/104-Plus technology and EBX products and created a showcase example of embedded computer technology.
Reliability and availability were the key factors in selection of the CPU boards by Gambro BCT for the Trima Accel. “The Trima system is a life-saving, precision instrument that is built to the highest quality standards. When we met with Gambro, we were sure that we could deliver the VersaLogic products that would meet and exceed the required quality standards. It turned out to be a very good fit, and we are pleased to see that they have incorporated our boards into their product,” said Tom Barnum , Vice President at VersaLogic Corp.
To develop the Trima unit, Gambro and VersaLogic worked in cooperation through the entire design process. “Our corporate culture was an excellent fit with VersaLogic,” says John Banich, Operations Manager, Equipment Manufacturing. “We weren’t looking for a parts vendor per se; we wanted a true partner who could contribute to our efforts.” He adds, “Supplying critical design elements (such as the CPU boards) for an FDA-approved medical device requires a very close partnership to ensure the highest level of quality and service. We found that in VersaLogic.”
About Gambro BCT
Gambro BCT is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swedish medical technology and healthcare company, Gambro AB, and is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. Gambro BCT is a world leader in blood bank technologies: automated blood collection systems, automated component processing, pathogen reduction techniques, and value added blood and cell based therapeutic services.
About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded applications. Product lines include PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and STD 32 Bus. Their 5-year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. An industry-wide survey recently rated the company a “Platinum” level embedded board vendor for the second year (2002 and 2003 VDC studies). For more information, visit the web site at www.VersaLogic.com.
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