The rising popularity of platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments has given birth to several competing PRP kits. The efficacy of PRP treatments depends on delivering a therapeutic dose of viable platelets directly to damaged tissues, and platelet recovery rates vary substantially between commercially available kits, according to third party research. This article discusses the primary differences between the Stryker Regenkit and EmCyte Pure PRP kits, including centrifugation protocols and platelet recovery rates.
Physicians seeking to improve patient outcomes with PRP treatments would be interested to learn that EmCyte Pure PRP kits, have been shown to produce PRP with platelet concentrations 7x higher than whole blood while Regnekit was shown to produce PRP with 30% fewer platelets than whole blood. These substantial differences are rooted in divergent approaches to centrifugation. Regenkit relies on the simplicity of single spin preparation while EmCyte PRP further concentrates platelets with a dual spin approach.¹