Patent Number: 8,877,060

Title: Methods for removing pathogens from a platelet preparation

Abstract: The present application relates to a method for removing pathogens from a transfusion grade platelet composition. The method comprises the steps of passing a platelet preparation through a first tangential flow filtration (TFF) device having a TFF filter, and collecting a retentate from the TFF device, wherein the retentate comprises filtered platelets to be used for transfusion. The platelet preparation comprises a platelet activation inhibitor and an anti-coagulant. During the TFF process, a diafiltration solution is added to the retentate to maintain the volume of the platelets.

Inventors: Sehgal; Lakshman R. (Dana Point, CA)

Assignee: Biovec Transfusion, LLC

International Classification: B01D 15/00 (20060101); C02F 1/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00