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The hydrogel-forming polymers are used as absorbents for collecting and concentrating solutions. A solution to be concentrated can be contained in a dialysis membrane, with the hydrogel-forming polymer, or mixture thereof, on the outer surface of the membrane. A hydrogel-forming polymer can be added directly to the solution to be concentrated and the resulting concentrate separated from the gel by filtration of decanting. A hydrogel-forming polymer can be placed in a container formed of porous material and the container can be added to the solution to be concentrated and physically removed after concentration has occurred. Hydrogel-forming polymer can be used as a liquid collection in diagnostic membrane assay cartridges.

Title
Methods and apparatus using hydrogels
Application Number
8/591139
Publication Number
5770086
Application Date
January 25, 1996
Publication Date
June 23, 1998
Inventor
Patricia C Andrews
Camby
IN, US
Andris Indriksons
Zionsville
IN, US
Agent
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Assignee
Eureka Science
IN, US
IPC
G01N 33/558
B01D 61/40
B01D 11/00
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