The Barkey plasmatherm V thaws FFP and warms blood, erythrocyte concentrates (EC), Octaplas LG® or infusion solutions up to 30 % faster compared to the standard plasmatherm.

The fastest plasmatherm ever

Thanks to the innovative paddle with Smart Motion Technology, the plasmatherm V thaws FFP in about 7 minutes* and is up to 30% faster than the standard plasmatherm.

The paddle mixes the water in the heating cushions and the bags. This allows you to thaw significantly faster – while maintaining the same level of safety, reliability and hygiene.


* Own measurement: values till ice free, bags used: 600 ml CompFlow by Fresenius, volume: approx. 265 ml; thawing times are always depending on volume, thickness of the bag and folding etc.; measured at 45°C set temperature and 1 bag.

To make optimum use of the Barkey plasmatherm V, up to four bags are placed on the paddle between two temperature control cushions filled with water. Here, the water is pumped into the temperature control cushions and circulates there continuously. This dry-tempering process guarantees constant temperatures with minimal fluctuations that comply with the applicable guidelines for blood and blood products.[1],[2],[3],[4].

Product safety in accordance with hygiene guidelines is ensured, as the bags are not in direct contact with the heating medium water (dry tempering). The temperature control cushions offer the advantage of ideal conformity to the shape of the products. Integrated moisture sensors detect leaks at an early stage and alert the user to possible deviations by means of visual and acoustic signals. The visual inspection of the bags through a transparent lid unit enables the monitoring of sensitive blood and blood products. The safety of the preparation and its biological value are permanently ensured by a preset temperature limit.

The user can choose between 5 preset programs for blood, plasma (FFP), Octaplas[5], and a special user program (US version different).

The Barkey plasmatherm V also stands for sustainability. The product does not require any additional consumables. In accordance with the latest quality standards, the Barkey plasmatherm V is manufactured according to ISO 13485 standard. The Barkey plasmatherm V is also FDA 510 (k) cleared.

Learn more about the Barkey plasmatherm V here.

[1] Querschnitts-Leitlinien zur Therapie mit Blutkomponenten und Plasmaderivaten,4. überarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage 2014, Herausgegeben vom Vorstand der Bundesärztekammer auf Empfehlung des wissenschaftlichen Beirats

[2] Lockwood, W.B., Leonard, J., Liles, S.L. (2008): Storage, Monitoring, Pretransfusion Processing, and Distribution of Blood components, in AABB Technical Manual Chapter 9, S. 292

[3] O’Shaughnessy, D.F., Atterbury, C., Bolton Maggs, P., Murphy, M., Thomas, D., Yates, S., Williamson, L.M. (2004):Guidelines for the use of fresh-frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and cryosupernatant, The British Society for Heamatology, 126, 11-28, S. 18

[4] Dumont, L.J., Papari, M., Aronson, C.A., Dumont, D.F. (2014): Whole-blood collection and component processing, in: Fung, M.K., Grossman, B.J., Hillyer, C.D., Westhoff, C.M., AABB Technical Manual. 18th edition, Bethesda, S. 151

[5] Definition Octaplas: „Octaplas® LG, ein pathogeninaktiviertes und sehr gut verträgliches Humanplasma“, (23.05.2018)

Minimal risk of infection is ensured by the Barkey dry tempering process[1]. Nosocomial germs, as they can occur for example in open water baths, represent a potential danger for the patient or user, and can unnecessarily burden the hospital budget[2],[3]. The spokesman of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene, Dr. Klaus Zastrow, has determined in a study that the profitability of a clinic can be significantly improved by reducing nosocomial infections. In Germany alone, there are 800,000-1,000,000 hospital infections annually, of which approx. 30-50% are preventable. The length of stay in hospital can be up to seven days longer, with a daily nursing charge of approx. 300€. Zastrow calculates that a reduction of 40% of infections could save approximately €400,000 per year per clinic[4]. The Barkey plasmatherm thus makes a valuable contribution to eliminating infections[5]. The British Society of Heamatology recommends the use of a dry tempering control device to thaw or warm blood and blood products to avoid the risk of infection[6].

[1] Pinki, S.S., Mohan, G., Rafi, A.M., Innah, S.J., Thomas, T. (2017): Rapid dry plasma thawing system: An alternative to conventional thawing baths, in: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, S. 150

[2] Walther-Wenke, G., Däubener, W., Heiden, M., Hoch, J., Hornei, B., Volkers, P. Wirsing von König, C.H., Working party on bacteria safety in transfusion medicine of the National Advisory Committee Blood of the Federal Ministry of Health (Arbeitskreis Blut) (2011): Effect of safety measures on bacterial contamination rates of blood components in Germany, in: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, Vol. 38, No. 4, S. 234

[3] Taylor, R.W., Manganaro, L., O’Brien, J., Trottier, S.J., Parkar, N., Veremakis, C. (2002): Impact of allogenic packed red blood cell transfusion on nosocomial infection rates in the critically ill patient, in: Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 10, S. 2251 f.

[4] Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene e.V. (DGKH) (2018): „Und zack – ist die Nadel auch schon drin!“, Interview mit Prof. Klaus-Dieter Zastrow,, 31.01.2018

[5] Pinki, S.S., et al. (2017): Rapid dry plasma thawing system: An alternative to conventional thawing baths, in: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, S. 150

[6] O’Shaughnessy, D.F, et. al. (2004): Guidelines for the use of fresh-frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and cryosupernatant, The British Society for Heamatology, 126, 11-28, S. 18

The Barkey plasmatherm V is designed for simple and intuitive handling and offers additional operating features. For example, menu navigation in the national language, short-cut programs, and optional documentation software are available.

The short-cut programs for blood, plasma, octaplas and user can be customized in terms of time and temperature (if compliant with applicable and national transfusion guidelines). The Barkey plasmatherm V can be used in a temperature range between +37°C and +45°C (in the USA only up to +37°C).

The cleaning effort for the user is also minimal. Thus, a water change of the Barkey plasmatherm V is only required once a year. Regular wipe disinfection of the temperature control chamber is recommended.

The Barkey plasmatherm V offers the possibility of electronic documentation of the heating or thawing process. The Barkey TCP Logging Tool can be used to document barcodes, user of the device, temperature control time and temperature of the executed program, etc.

Barkey has established a globally active partner network. Our distributors are regularly informed and trained in technical trainings about the current status of a Technical Safety Inspection (TSI). Our international partners and the Barkey Service Team are happy to answer your questions about service and maintenance.

The Barkey plasmatherm has a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Here you will find the contacts of the Service Team Germany.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Product Barkey plasmatherm V
Power supply 220-240 V 50/60 Hz or
100-120 V 50/60 Hz
Set temperature +37°C to max. +45°C; US: +37°C
Dimensions 340 x 600 x 320 mm (WxDxH)
Weight without filling 18 kg
Filling quantity 9 l
Interfaces Ethernet-Connection
Documentation software  Barkey TCP Logging Tool
Certifications CE 0123; DIN EN ISO 13485
MDD-Classification IIa


  • Documentation software Barkey TCP Logging Tool (included)
  • Barcode scanner (optional)

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