Flowing Labs

Tackling the future of blood component labs

Two doctors pointing up

A slow and laborious process

Blood component manufacturing is the process where whole blood is processed to obtain varoius blood components, including red cells, platelets, and plasma.

But it is a manual process that involves more than 30 steps, limiting the ability for possible growth and affecting the quality of the final products.

Blood manufacturing process
Bags of blood

A process that needs updating

Challenges go beyond manual steps. Emerging markets suffer from lack of standardization, while in those with restrictive rules speed is critical.

In all markets it is clear that the transition towards a more data-driven system must be accelerated for more streamlined processes and automation.

Global trends also affect manufacturing

Labor shortage

The pandemic and world's baby shortfall are leaving millions of open positions unanswered, as well as underskilled staff in highly skilled positions.

Price margin shrinkage

The cost of retaining and attracting donors is on the rise, resulting in component price margins decreasing in countries with private healthcare.

Global blood demand increase

Medical treatments using blood components and derivates are growing both in developed and developing countries.

Transferring blood

Our mission is to remove manual steps and improve blood component quality and production.

Flowing Labs

Our new multi-stream project focussing on each step of the process from bag receiving to blood component delivery.

Collage of image with a robot, one with a tablet and one with mechanical robot arms

We’ve only just begun to investigate the solutions, but designs will be united by three key guiding drivers:


To have a positive impact the solution must be sustainable, taking all blood industry dimensions and limits into account.

Speed and quality

Preserving blood quality requires a round-the-clock process that must incorporate removing bottlenecks and manual errors.


To improve the overall manufacturing process we must enable the digital transition of manufacturing plants, and look towards the creation of smart factories.

It's a big challenge, but we're up to the task

20 years

We have already made a significant footprint in the manufacturing space.

Global presence

Our extractors are used in thousands of blood centers across the world.

Open innovators

We constantly look for new and better ways to tackle our industry’s challenges.

Interested in shaping the future of blood processing?

Let’s talk.

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