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Affinity Pixie™

Arterial Filter

Affinity Pixie™ Arterial Filter

One filter gives you the flexibility for both your infant and pediatric patients.

Overview

A paediatric arterial filter featuring ease of prime and effective air handling and filtration.

Low prime

With just 39 mL prime volume, the Affinity Pixie™ Arterial Filter is used as part of strategies to minimise prime volume contribution to hemodilution.

High maximum recommended flow rate

The filter’s maximum recommended flow rate of 3.2 L/min exceeds that of competing arterial filters and provides versatility of use with different patient sizes.

Excellent filtration

Effective filtration is provided by the unique 30 micron concentric folded screen design that maximises the available filtration surface area within a small filter housing.

Ease of prime, effective air handling, and excellent visibility

The Affinity Pixie™ Arterial Filter has been designed to have no “hidden” areas, such as opaque screen caps or urethane pleating and netting where air and particulate can become trapped. Horizontal surfaces are reduced for minimal bubble hang-up. The filter housing is completely clear for excellent visibility.

Lower pressure drop

Just 30 mmHg pressure drop at the maximum flow rate of 3.2 L/min for gentle blood handling.

Cortiva™ Bioactive surface and Balance™ Niosurface options

Cortiva™ BioActive Surface

  • Durable, non-leaching End Point Attached heparin
  • Provides thromboresistance and enhanced blood compatibility

Balance™ Biosurface3

  • A hydrophilic biosurface option without heparin
  • Reduces platelet activation
  • Reduces platelet adhesion
  • Preserves platelet function4

For more information, including product specifications and ordering information, download our product brochure.

Ordering information

Arterial Filters

Note: All filters with bypass circuits include a purge line with a valve and stopcock. Intersept Pre-bypass Filters and Intersept Crystalloid Cardioplegia Filter available in Tubing Packs only.

Order Number

Description

# of Units

351

Affinity Arterial Filter 212 ml volume, 3/8” Inlet, 3/8” Outlet, 38 micron screen

Tubing packs only

352

Affinity Arterial Filter with Bypass 212 mL volume, 3/8” Inlet, 3/8” Outlet, 38 micron screen

Tubing packs only

353

Affinity Arterial Filter 212 ml volume, 3/8” Inlet, 3/8” Outlet, 20 micron screen

Tubing packs only

354

Affinity Arterial Filter with Bypass 212 ml volume, 3/8” Inlet, 3/8” Outlet, 20 micron screen

Tubing packs only

S4014

Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter, 39 ml volume, 1/4” Inlet, 1/4” Outlet, 30 micron screen

4 per case

CB4014

Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter with Cortiva™ BioActive Surface, 39 ml volume, 1/4” Inlet, 1/4” Outlet, 30 micron screen

Tubing packs only

BB4014

Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter with Balance Biosurface, 39 ml volume, 1/4” Inlet, 1/4” Outlet, 30 micron screen

Tubing packs only

Arterial Filter Holders

61399401119

Affinity™ Arterial Filter Holder — one piece

1

HR4014

Holder for Series 4014 Arterial Filters

1


REFERENCES

1. Terumo® Cardiovascular Systems website. Accessed 11/07.

2. Sorin product literature. Part Number 306350076 Rev A (06/06).

3. Balance is a registered trademark of Medtronic, Inc. Technology licensed under agreement from BioInteractions, Limited, United Kingdom.

4. See chart below.

Functional Platelets Over Time Graph

Comparison between Balance-coated and uncoated in vitro bench test circuits of percentage of platelets that are activated with adenosine diphosphate (ADP @20 μM) in circulating heparinized human blood over time. Error bars represent standard deviation. († indicates p < 0.05)

Warnings: A strict anticoagulation protocol should be followed and anticoagulation should be routinely monitored during all procedures. The benefits of extracorporeal support must be weighed against the risk of systematic anticoagulation and must be assessed by the prescribing physician. 

Caution: For a complete listing of indicatons, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please refer to the Instructions for Use which accompany each product.