Bacterial contamination in blood components presents a unique set of characteristics that have thus far eluded complete solution. These include:
When evaluating strategies for the detection of bacteria, one must remember that they are complex living organisms. Bacteria follow a classic growth cycle: First, there is a lag period in which the bacteria attempt to adapt to a new environment. This is followed by a period of log phase growth, during which the surviving bacteria reproduce exponentially. Finally, there is plateau phase where the number of bacteria stabilizes in relation to the nutrient supply. However, this simple pattern does not fully capture the complexity of bacterial growth in platelets.Watch Demo
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