Platelet-Rich-Plasma: The Mighty Platelet and Why We Concentrate It

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma.  The name describes the product well; however, there are other names that would capture the concept equally such as platelet concentrate, autologous platelet gel, platelet dense plasma and so on.  The commonality in all these names is the word “platelet”.  When it comes to PRP, the platelet is the star of … Read more

Leukocyte-Poor vs. Leukocyte-Rich PRP – EmCyte preparation protocol

When we centrifuge blood we stratify, or separate, it into layers based upon the density of the different nucleated and non-nucleated cellular components.  Each of these blood components performs a very specific task. By separating them we can isolate them into a supraphysiologic concentration.  When we create Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) we are separating and isolating as … Read more

PRP Kits – How Do You Accurately Compare Prices?

If you are a physician looking to purchase a PRP kit, at some point – if not immediately, you are going to be considering the cost.  PRP kits can range in price anywhere from $80 – $300.  So, then it’s simple right, go find the $80 kit and call it a day.  Without thinking about … Read more

EmCyte Pure PRP vs ProGen Eclipse PRP

In this article we will compare the EmCyte Pure PRP system to the ProGen PRP Eclipse to see what is the difference between EmCyte PRP and ProGen PRP Eclipse.  We have covered EmCyte Pure PRP extensively in other articles.  We will summarize the findings for the ending comparison; however, if interested you can learn more … Read more

Single Spin PRP vs. Dual Spin PRP – A Closer Look at Preparation Methods

There are several different ways that you can concentrate platelets contained in whole blood to create Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP).  These include filtration, apheresis, selective absorption and centrifugation.  Centrifugation is by far the most popular way that physicians create PRP at the point of care.  Within the realm of centrifugation there are two methods commonly applied; those … Read more

PRP or PRF? an Examination of Two Platelet Derived Products

Lately, PRF is being marketed as the newest development in autologous biologics.  The reality is that PRF has been around for as long as PRP and this is simply a rebranding by marketing departments to try and differentiate their companies product.  In this article we will take a closer look so you can decide for … Read more

Which PRP is Best: What You Need to Know

What is the best PRP processing kit or system is an interesting question that is often asked.  The problem is, without a solid framework to understand exactly how to classify PRP, “best” is a subjective term.  In this sense, anyone can claim that their PRP is the “best”, and pretty much everyone in the industry … Read more

EmCyte PRP: A Step By Step Guide

Although the preparation of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) is not a complicated process, there are several critical steps that must be followed.  In addition to the published IFU protocols there are some optional techniques that we will further elaborate on in this post.  Specifically, we will be going over the preparation and concentration protocols for an EmCyte … Read more

EmCyte Centrifuges: Executive vs. Platinum

If you’ve decided to use EmCyte PRP in your practice, congratulations, now you will need to decide which one of their proprietary centrifuges you would like to use.  EmCyte offers two different models – The Executive Series Centrifuge and the Platinum Series Centrifuge.  Both centrifuge rotors are swing out type and they process all the … Read more

EmCyte PRP: Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we’ve spoken with many potential PRP customers, and although they themselves are unique, the questions they ask us generally are not.  We’ve decided we would put together a post that seeks to answer physicians’ questions regarding EmCyte PRP kits.  With that, let’s jump on in. Do I Need to Purchase Additional Supplies … Read more