Patent Number: 7,824,847

Title: Tissue preservation method with polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene copolymer

Abstract: Tissue preservation media comprising a polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene copolymer are used to preserve tissues and organs for storage and transplantation. In particular embodiments, the polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene copolymer is Pluronic F68 or FLOCOR (CRL-5861; purified poloxamer 188), and the medium is Steinhardt medium, polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene copolymer-supplemented Optisol GS or polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene copolymer-supplemented ViaSpan.

Inventors: Steinhardt; Richard A. (Berkeley, CA)

Assignee: Regents of the University of California

International Classification: A01N 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00