Plasma concentrate and tissue sealant methods and apparatuses for making concentrated plasma and/or tissue sealant

  • US 5,585,007 A
  • Filed: 12/07/1994
  • Issued: 12/17/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of making concentrated plasma for use as a tissue sealant or adhesive, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) separating plasma from whole blood;

    (b) removing water from said plasma by contacting said plasma with a concentrator which does not significantly denature fibrinogen to provide said concentrated plasma; and

    (c) separating said concentrated plasma from said concentrator.

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