White Paper on Anaemia, Transfusions and Blood Conservation

Cambridge, UK, 16 September 2015: Sphere Medical Holding plc (AIM: SPHR.L), (“Sphere Medical” or the “Company”) today announces the publication of a white paper exploring the issues in critical care around anaemia, transfusions and blood conservation. The white paper showed there was a 90% chance of anaemia developing in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients after three days with blood sampling a key contributing factor.

Dr Gavin Troughton, VP Business Development of Sphere, said: “As highlighted in our newly published white paper, transfusions are associated with poorer patient outcomes and longer stays, with subsequent cost implications. Therefore, blood conservation strategies have the potential to not only benefit patients, but also help reduce costs of care. Proxima has been specifically designed to address blood conservation strategies whilst also allowing more frequent measurement if required, therefore enabling closer monitoring of ICU patients at critical times.”

Entitled ‘Blood conservation with a patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser’, the new white paper is available for download from Sphere’s online clinical resource centre.