What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.
What do Platelets do?
Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors involved in this process include, but are not limited to:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
The Eclipse Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP system utilizes a separator gel technology to isolate the platelets while eliminating the undesirable components such as red blood cells and inflammatory white blood cells.
Vacuum filled, internally coated glass tube designed to:
- Prevent platelets from “sticking” to tube walls
- Precisely draw blood at a pressure that prevents lysing of the cells
Proprietary anti-coagulant (MNC7) modified to:
- Reduce acidity while preventing coagulation of platelets
- Deliver non-activated platelets physically positioned on top of gel
Separator gel designed to:
- Spare up to 80% (+/- 9%) of platelets
- Remove 99.9% of RBC
- Remove 95% of granulocytes