ArkBio Microwave Plasma Defroster

The only Microwave Plasma Defroster that has a totally controlled and monitored thaw!  This new technology offers many advantages over traditional methods of thawing blood.  Internal blood plasma temperatures can now be monitored during the thawing process, ensuring maximum use of each bag.  Thawing time is now reduced to as little as 3½ minutes; an asset for emergency situations.  This unit offers significant improvement in efficiency, plasma quality assurance, reduced energy consumption, waste reduction and cost benefit to the laboratory.  With the ArkBio Microwave Plasma Defroster the cost is upfront with no ongoing disposable supplies needed, which incur costs in some cases thousands of dollars per year.

  • Plasma defrosted quickly and consistently when you need it in 3½ to 7 minutes (depending on bag size)
  • Monitors internal temperatures
  • Easy to use, removable blood bag holders facilitate loading & unloading and simplify sterilization
  • Dry thaw procedure virtually eliminates risk of contamination
  • One touch automatic operation
  • Unit shuts off and alarms when the first station reaches 20°C
  • Reduces shock to patient during transfusion through consistent 20°C temperature
  • Display shows temperatures of both stations and defrost progress
  • Microwave power is varied during the thawing cycle to accommodate the varying absorption properties of the plasma at different temperatures

Certifications:  CSA approved; unit is approved for use by FDA

Warranty:  One year

Ordering Note:  Unit comes with two bagholders [specify size(s) needed]  and operations manual.  If two of the jumbo 239mm bagholders are required, a custom unit is available to accommodate them.

Item No. IS18614 (115V model – see Electrical)
Stations 2
Bag Holder Sizes
  • 181mm (paediatric)                 
  • 197mm   
  • 218mm            
  • 239mm (jumbo)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 76.2 x 68.6 x 38.1cm (30 x 27 x 15”)
Interior Dimensions (WxDxH) 38.2 x 36.0 x 27.0cm (15 x 14.2 x 10.6”)
Weight 24.9 kg (55 lbs)
Ambient Operating Temperature 10°C to 30°C
Power Consumption 1350 W
Power Output 850 W / 1000 W
Frequency 2450 MHz
Electrical IS18614:  115V, 60Hz, approx 15A
IS18615:  230V, 50Hz, approx 8A
IS18616:  220V, 60Hz, approx 8A