08808551 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 602 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 least three fractions in the apparatus. It also provides for a new method of extracting the buffy coat phase from a whole blood sample and mesenchymal stem cells from bone reaming material. 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
12/946338
Publication Number
8808551 (B2)
Application Date
November 15, 2010
Publication Date
August 19, 2014
Inventor
Nathan Gordon
Plymouth
IN, US
Matthew Swift
Fort Wayne
IN, US
Joel C Higgins
Claypool
IN, US
Michael D Leach
Warsaw
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Biologics
IN, US
IPC
B01L 3/00
B04B 3/00
B01D 21/26
B01D 17/038
A61M 37/00
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