04680025 is referenced by 165 patents and cites 22 patents.

A blood component collection system and method each utilizes centrifugation to first separate whole blood into red blood cells and platelet-rich plasma. Noncentrifugal separation is then utilized to further separate the platelet-rich plasma into platelet concentrate and plasma which is virtually free of platelets. The system and method are applicable for use in association with both batch and continuous flow procedures.

Title
Blood component collection systems and methods
Application Number
411058
Publication Number
4680025
Application Date
November 27, 1984
Publication Date
July 14, 1987
Inventor
Richard I Brown
Northbrook
IL, US
Robert J Kruger
Arlington Heights
IL, US
Agent
Bradford R L Price
Daniel D Ryan
Paul C Flattery
Assignee
Baxter Travenol Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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