07845499 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 429 patents.

An apparatus that allows for separating and collecting a fraction of a sample. The apparatus, when used with a centrifuge, allows for the creation of at various fractions in the apparatus. A buoy system that may include a first buoy portion and a second buoy member operably interconnected may be used to form at least three fractions from a sample during a substantially single centrifugation process. Therefore, the separation of various fractions may be substantially quick and efficient. Also selected fractions from the sample can be applied to a patient, either alone or as part of a mixture.

Title
Apparatus and method for separating and concentrating fluids containing multiple components
Application Number
11/441276
Publication Number
7845499 (B2)
Application Date
May 25, 2006
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Barry F Hecker
Pierceton
IN, US
Nathan Gordon
Plymouth
IN, US
Matthew Swift
Fort Wayne
IN, US
Joel C Higgins
Claypool
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Biologics
IN, US
IPC
B01D 21/26
View Original Source