05385821 is referenced by 64 patents and cites 10 patents.

A method and apparatus is provided for long-term extracorporeal preservation of living tissue. A living tissue preservation device including a gas permeable membrane and perfusate allows oxygenation of the living tissue. The gas permeable membrane allows gas from a cyclically pumped source to permeate and expand the membrane, simultaneously oxygenating the perfusate and pumping the oxygen-enriched perfusate through the living tissue. Simply constructed of a few basic components into a single integrated container, the living tissue preservation device is capable of operating in many physical orientations, and requires no electrical power for operation. Also provided is a portable cold storage unit that is capable of receiving a living tissue preservation device and maintaining the tissue in the device at a substantially constant temperature of 4.degree. C..+-.1.degree. C. for at least 24 hours. Finally, a method of preserving extracorporeal living tissue incorporating the living tissue preservation device and cold storage unit is provided.

Title
Method for hypothermic preservation of living tissue
Application Number
29688
Publication Number
5385821
Application Date
July 19, 1994
Publication Date
January 31, 1995
Inventor
Leonid Bunegin
San Antonio
TX, US
Bobby J O Dell
San Antonio
TX, US
Agent
Arnold White & Durkee
Assignee
Board of Regents The University of Texas System
TX, US
IPC
A01N 1/02
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