Four Quantra Abstracts Presented at ISTH 2017

Charlottesville, VA – July 11, 2017– HemoSonics today announced the presentation of scientific and clinical data at the XXVI International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) Congress in Berlin, Germany.  These abstracts demonstrate the excellent analytical performance of the Quantra Surgical Cartridge  with the Quantra™ Hemostasis Analyzer and its clinical utility in cardiac surgery and cancer patients. The data is being presented by Clinicians at the University of Virginia and associates at HemoSonics LLC.  The ISTH conference is being held in Berlin, Germany, July 8-13, 2017.

The Quantra System is designed for use in critical care settings which require that results be generated quickly from an instrument that is easy to operate at the point of care.   The studies demonstrate that the Quantra Surgical Cartridge provides precise assessment of four key coagulation parameters within 15 minutes, using the automated Quantra Hemostasis Analyzer.

The abstract “Comparison of Arterial and Venous Coagulation Parameters Measured with the Quantra™ System in Cardiac Surgery” describes a pilot study conducted at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA which compared Quantra coagulation in venous and arterial blood samples. The results showed that Quantra clot stiffness-based parameters (CS, FCS, PCS) were unaffected by sampling site, whereas the clot time-based parameters (CT, CTH) showed good correlation in the presence of minimal bias.

In addition, the abstract “Sonic Estimation of Elasticity via Resonance (SEER) Sonorheometry to Identify Hypercoagulability in Patients with Cancer” describes the results of a study, also conducted at the University of Virginia, comparing coagulation function in 20 treatment-naïve patients with a new diagnosis of a solid tumor to 30 normal controls. The results demonstrated the ability of the Quantra to detect increased coagulation function in cancer patients, suggesting a potential hypercoagulable state.

Abstract Details
Date for all: July 11, 2017, 12 noon

TitleThe Quantra Surgical Cartridge: A Novel Assay for the Rapid Assessment of Coagulation Function from Whole Blood
Authors: F Viola, C Lloyd, T Higgins, A Homyk, D Bryant, T Givens, P Braun
Board:  P-1043

TitlePerformance Evaluation of the Quantra™ Surgical Cartridge for Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) Assessment of Coagulation Function
Authors: P Braun, C Wang, V Sekaran, M Koren, C Lloyd, F Viola
Board:  P-1046

TitleComparison of Arterial and Venous Coagulation Parameters Measured with the Quantra™ System in Cardiac Surgery
Authors: F Viola, D Winegar, L Fernandez, D Groves, J Huffmyer
Board:  P-1042

Title: Sonic Estimation of Elasticity via Resonance (SEER) Sonorheometry to Identify Hypercoagulability in Patients with Cancer
Authors: E McLoughlin, E Ferrante, F Viola, H Maitland
Board:  P-918

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