Mitek Sports Medicine, a J&J firm, has unveiled a new PEAK Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) System that separates PRP from the patient’s own blood. Used by sports medicine physicians to treat a variety of injuries and disorders, PRP is still a relatively new biologic tool in practice.
The PEAK system lets clinicians obtain 3mL of high quality PRP from 27mL of whole blood within two and a half minutes. That compares to anywhere from ten to thirty minutes on competing devices, according to Mitek. The device weighs four pounds (~ 2kg) and has a pretty small footprint.