Patent Number: 8,492,081

Title: Aldehyde-fixed, dried platelets with covalently attached exogenous active agent and method of making thereof

Abstract: Fixed-dried blood cells carrying an active agent are described, along with methods of making the same, methods of using the same, and compositions containing the same. The blood cells are preferably blood platelets.

Inventors: Nichols; Timothy C. (Chapel Hill, NC), Fischer; Thomas (Hillsborough, NC), Read; Marjorie S. (Durham, NC)

Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

International Classification: A01N 1/02 (20060101); A01N 63/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-23 0:00:00