NEW YORK (360Dx) – BioMérieux has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for two types of culture bottles used in quality control testing of platelets at blood banks using the firm's fully-automated blood culture system, the company announced today.

The BPA and BPN bottles are used in quality control testing of leukocyte-reduced apheresis platelet (LRAP) units using the firm's BACT/ALERT Virtuo system.

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