07914689 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 431 patents.

An apparatus is disclosed that allows for separating and collecting a fraction of a sample. The apparatus, when used with a centrifuge, allows for the creation of at least three fractions in the apparatus. It also provides for a new method of extracting the buffy coat phase from a whole blood sample. 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.

Title
Apparatus and method for separating and concentrating fluids containing multiple components
Application Number
12/123132
Publication Number
7914689 (B2)
Application Date
May 19, 2008
Publication Date
March 29, 2011
Inventor
Brandon Miller
Rochester
IN, US
Jennifer E Woodell May
Leesburg
IN, US
Michael D Leach
Warsaw
IN, US
Joel C Higgins
Claypool
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Biologics
IN, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
B01D 17/038
B01D 21/26
B04B 1/02
View Original Source