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A separator that uses centrifugation to fractionate a suspension such as blood comprises a separation container and a buoy. The buoy is carried in the separation container and has a tuned density that is configured to reach an equilibrium position in a suspension. The guide surface is carried on the buoy upper surface and is inclined to an accumulation position near a buoy perimeter. The buoy suspension fractionation system can be used in a method of isolating a fraction from a suspension, and in a method for re-suspending particulates for withdrawal.

Title
Buoy suspension fractionation system
Application Number
12/101594
Publication Number
7806276 (B2)
Application Date
April 11, 2008
Publication Date
October 5, 2010
Inventor
Jacy C Hoeppner
Warsaw
IN, US
Randel Dorian
San Diego
CA, US
Michael D Leach
Warsaw
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Biologics
IN, US
Hanuman
CA, US
IPC
C02F 1/38
B01D 17/038
B01D 17/02
B01D 21/26
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