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Learn More about AgiTrak™ Monitoring for Platelet Agitators

Posted on Mar 08, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

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Pro Line countertop platelet storage systems from Helmer Scientific feature the i.C3® Information Center with the AgiTrak™ monitoring system. AgiTrak provides monitoring for the platelet agitator installed in a Pro Line incubator.

The AABB Technical Manual (20th Edition) states that, “Because platelets must be gently agitated during storage, typically using horizontal flatbed or elliptical rotators, alarm systems should also emit alerts when the platelet agitator has malfunctioned.”

To help facilities comply with this guidance, Pro Line platelet agitators feature motion alarms. When installed in Pro Line platelet incubators, the agitator and incubator are connected, enabling AgiTrak to monitor agitation. If agitator motion stops for more than a specified period, an alarm is activated on the incubator’s i.C3® user interface. This helps ensure that blood bank staff can hear the alarm, and creates a record of the alarm in the event log.

AgiTrak also enables users to access agitator settings and status information from the i.C3® interface on their incubator. The agitator status screen provides real-time information on agitation speed and cycle count, and enables the cycle count to be reset. In addition, AgiTrak includes a graph of the agitator speed and a cycle count history. It also provides a diagnostics screen that summarizes settings and provides a lifetime cycle count.


To learn more, watch our video for a demonstration of the AgiTrak™ functionality included in Pro Line platelet incubators.


Helmer Scientific supports blood centers and hospitals, the patients they serve, and their efforts to keep the blood supply safe. We would like to express our gratitude to all staff involved in collecting, processing, and transfusing blood therapies to treat patients and save lives. We are here to help you properly store and monitor your blood products

Look for additional videos that illustrate the major functions of the i.C3® Information Center on our BlueView blog.

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Colleen Holtkamp

Written by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer designs, manufactures, and markets specialized medical and laboratory equipment to customers in more than 125 countries. With an extensive background in Helmer products, Colleen’s focus is on the Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank segments.

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