BBCS Software System Selected by Vascular Solutions for Freeze-Dried Plasma Development Program

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Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) today announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: VASC) has selected BBCS’s ABO Express software system to support the development of Vascular Solutions’ RePlas™ freeze-dried plasma product.

Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) today announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: VASC) has selected BBCS’s ABO Express software system to support the development of Vascular Solutions’ RePlas™ freeze-dried plasma product. Vascular Solutions is developing RePlas in collaboration with the U.S. Army for treatment of battlefield hemorrhage.

ABO Express is a robust, centralized blood-banking software system that supports end-to-end collection management, inventory control, donor testing, reference laboratory, transfusion services, shipping and receiving, quality assurance, and billing activities.

“We are confident that ABO Express will support Vascular Solutions’ efforts with this important project,” said Beth Simon, CEO of BBCS. “By using our proven logic as a foundation, we will develop ABO Express into the ideal software solution that fits the needs of this complex product development program. We are looking forward to building our relationship with Vascular Solutions and supporting the company’s freeze-dried plasma initiatives.”

“We selected BBCS based on their well-established expertise and willingness to develop software enhancements to meet our particular needs,” said Steve Penegor, VP of Biologics Development at Vascular Solutions. “Our RePlas product process requires us to capture complex manufacturing steps while maintaining single-donor fresh-frozen plasma traceability throughout. The functionality of ABO Express gave us confidence that BBCS will deliver the comprehensive software solution we need.”

About BBCS
For over 30 years, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been a dedicated partner to the blood banking industry. BBCS has chosen to remain privately owned to ensure that we can focus on fulfilling our commitments to our clients, the communities that they serve, and the industry. By establishing our annual BBCS CEO Summit, hosting annual meetings with our User Group, and participating in industry conferences we have built rich partnerships with our clients, vendors, and industry organizations.

To learn more about ABO Express or other products within the ABO Suite, please visit BBCS’s website, http://www.bbcsinc.com.

About Vascular Solutions
Vascular Solutions, Inc. is an innovative medical device company that focuses on developing unique clinical solutions for coronary and peripheral vascular procedures. The company has launched more than 100 products that are sold to interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, electrophysiologists, and vein specialists through the company’s 100-employee direct U.S. sales force and international independent distributors covering 60 countries.

For further information, connect to Vascular Solutions’ website, http://www.vasc.com.

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