08567609 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 557 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
13/89591
Publication Number
8567609 (B2)
Application Date
April 19, 2011
Publication Date
October 29, 2013
Inventor
Joel C Higgins
Claypool
IN, US
Michael D Leach
Warsaw
IN, US
Matthew D Landrigan
Fort Wayne
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Biologics
IN, US
IPC
B01D 21/26
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