Patent Number: 8,715,920

Title: Composition for preserving platelets during photosensitization

Abstract: A platelet preservation composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a photosensitizer, an inhibitor of platelet activation, and/or an anticoagulant. The preservation composition allows inactivation of pathogens in a platelet preparation while maintaining the functionality of the platelets.

Inventors: Sehgal; Lakshman R. (Monarch Beach, CA)

Assignee: Biovec Transfusion, LLC

International Classification: A01N 1/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018