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9011766 Method for enhancing the shelf life of donor blood by laser biostimulation  
A method for increasing the shelf life of donor blood contemplates the following steps. In the first step blood is transferred to a sterile container and mixed with an anticoagulant as indicated...
8992453 Vascular access preservation in hemodialysis patients  
The present invention relates generally to the field of hemodialysis, including methods and kits that can be employed to improve hemodialysis therapy. The present invention encompasses methods and...
8951484 Circulating tumor cell capturing techniques and devices  
Candidate cells, such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs), present with blood are captured using a multiple stage device, having successive stages configured to deviate candidate cells out of the...
8926543 Immunoactivation blood perfusion filter for the treatment of malignant tumors  
The invention provides a way of producing a natural immunologically active state in a person by subjecting him to an apheresis procedure with bioincompatible biomaterials for about one hour. To...
8926541 Means to remove blood stream deposits from a body  
This invention relates to a means of clearing out a cholesterol, calcium and plaque build-up resident to a living circulatory system, in addition to dissolving various kinds of blood clots, and...
8858880 Extracorporeal photodynamic blood illumination (irradiation) for the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning  
Treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning of a body by removal of a portion of the blood from the body, placing the portion in an exposure cell, exposing the portion in the cell to light of wave...
8808977 Method of inactivating virus in circular blood and its applications in treating viral diseases  
The present invention relates to a method for illuminating the viruses in a circulatory blood, comprising the following steps of: 1) Adding an anticoagulant into a whole blood source and...
8790288 Arteriovenous access valve system and process  
An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial...
8764695 Reduction of galectin-3 levels by plasmapheresis  
The invention is directed to the removal of serum gal-3 from circulation by plasmapheresis using gal-3 binding agents in either a fixed bed, or in a form easily removed, such as by being complexed...
8764698 Arteriovenous access valve system and process  
An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial...
8758286 Method for removing cytokines from blood with surface immobilized polysaccharides  
The present invention is directed to a method for removing cytokines and/or pathogens from blood or blood serum (blood) by contacting the blood with a solid, essentially non micro-porous substrate...
8663908 Method of removing abnormal prion protein from plasma or erythrocyte product  
Provided are a method of conveniently and efficiently removing abnormal prion protein from a blood product and a method of removing leukocyte simultaneously with abnormal prion protein. The method...
8556843 Blood purification method and apparatus for the treatment of malaria  
Methods for treating malaria are provided, the treatment comprising the step of removing malaria-infected red blood cells from the patient's blood. Blood is drawn from the patient's circulatory...
8480607 Therapy for liver disease  
The invention provides an apparatus for use in the treatment of an individual suffering from liver disease, including: (a) means for selectively removing albumin from the blood of the individual;...
8475398 Extracorporeal blood treatment and system having reversible blood pumps  
An extracorporeal blood processing method using a blood circuit comprising a pair of blood passages attached to opposite flow ends of a blood treatment device and said blood circuit is mounted on...
8349254 Circuit for collecting blood component and apparatus for collecting blood component  
A circuit for collecting a blood component includes a blood collection device provided with a blood collection needle through which blood is collected from a blood donor, a blood separator in...
8343420 Methods and devices for cleaning and sterilization with shock waves  
Shock waves are applied to clean and sterilize fluids in containers and conveyances. Shock waves destroy pathogens and pollutants in blood, water, food liquids and other fluids.
8197432 User interface for blood treatment device  
A method for batch implementation of settings in a renal replacement therapy device including: displaying on a user interface control settings which may be manually selected by an operator;...
8197430 Method and system to remove cytokine inhibitor in patients  
A method to treat cancer uses ultrapheresis, refined to remove compounds of less than 120,000 daltons molecular weight, followed by administration of replacement fluid, to stimulate the patient's...
8057418 Devices and methods for extracorporeal ablation of circulating cells  
Methods and devices are provided for the extracorporeal ablation of target cells circulating in blood of an organism. Exogenous material introduced into the blood preferentially associates with...
7867214 Systems and methods for performing peritoneal dialysis  
In a peritoneal dialysis embodiment of the present invention, spent dialysate from the patient's peritoneal cavity passes, along a patient loop, through a dialyzer having a membrane that separates...
7632413 Process for treating a liquid medium using ultrasound  
Devices and methods for treating, preventing from growth, and neutralizing hyperproliferative, undifferentiated, or virally infected cells in a liquid medium using high-frequency, low-energy...
7625351 System, method and apparatus for purifying biological fluids such as blood and constituents thereof  
Provided herein is an innovative hemoperfusion system and method including a thermal-fused broad-spectrum biocidal iodinated interactive polymer for the treatment of biological contaminants in...
7608189 Device for removing bacterial lipopolysaccharides and/or lipoteichoic acids from protein-containing fluids and its use for the treatment of sepsis  
A device for removing bacterial lipopolysaccharides and lipoteichoic acids from blood or plasma in an extracorporeal perfusion system contains, in a housing that can be incorporated into the...
7563240 Haemodialysis device  
A blood purification device has a blood purification element divided into two chambers by a semipermeable membrane, with a first chamber as part of a dialysis fluid loop and a second chamber as...
7442546 Method of modulating inflammatory response  
A method of immunomodulation by contacting the bodily fluid of a patient with renal tubule cells outside of the kidney.
7408045 Adsorbent of high-mobility-group protein and body fluid-purification column  
An adsorbent of high-mobility-group proteins (HMG protein) which can remove HMG protein in body fluid is disclosed. The adsorbent according to the present invention has a water-insoluble carrier...
7404806 Hemo-aide  
An apparatus and method for modifying viruses and bacteria in a closed loop system that irradiates the fluid multiple times through the same channel. The apparatus consists of a cuvette, an...
7309488 Adsorbents for dilated cardiomyopathy  
An adsorbent which comprises a water-insoluble carrier and a compound, which is immobilized on said carrier, having a binding affinity for an antibody against β1-adrenoceptor and/or an antibody...
7229427 Irradiation and filter device for treatment of blood  
A method and apparatus for preventing and treating septicemia in patient blood is provided. The extracorporeal system includes an antimicrobial device to inactivate at least 99% of bloodborne...
7226429 Method for removal of viruses from blood by lectin affinity hemodialysis  
The present invention relates to a method for using lectins that bind to pathogens having high mannose surface glycoproteins or fragments thereof which contain high mannose glycoproteins, to...
7220236 Method for eliminating HIV in human blood and a device for treating AIDS with non-pharmacotherapy  
The invention provides a method for eliminating HIV in human blood and a device for treating AIDS with non-pharmacotherapy. The method includes (1) pumping the blood containing HIV virus into a...
7056507 Adsorbent for eliminating hepatitis C virus, adsorber, and adsorption method  
An adsorbent for removing hepatitis C virus which has the ability to adsorb HCV particles, particularly immune-complex HCV particles, from a patient's body blood safely and with high efficiency...
7022322 treatment of cardiomyopathy by removal of autoantibodies  
Immunoapheresis treatment for cardiomyopathy comprises passing the patient's plasma over a column having coupled thereto a specific ligand for human immunoglobulin, thereby removing a significant...
6881408 Immunoadsorber for use in sepsis therapy  
The invention relates to immunoadsorbers for use in sepsis therapy, in particular for removal of complement factors and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and, if need be, further sepsis mediators such as...
6866846 Patient-specific immunoadsorbers for the extracorporeal apheresis and methods for their preparation  
A process for preparing a patient-specific immunoadsorber, which comprises (i) extracting a body fluid from a patient having an immunopathological condition, the fluid containing immune complexes...
6774102 Extracorporeal endotoxin removal method  
This invention describes blood treating material having the capacity to selectively remove endotoxin and cytokine inducing substances from blood or plasma by extracorporeal adsorption for...
6713252 Method for removing and reducing hepatitis C virus  
Described is a method of removing and reducing HCV from the blood of an HCV-infected patient, which comprises carrying out, once a day for at least 5 straight days, a treatment of bringing the...
6653131 Method of treating systemic inflammatory response syndrome  
A method for treating systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) by contacting the bodily fluid of a patient with renal tubule cells outside of the kidney.
6630315 Process for preparing major histocompatibility antigen class II protein and materials in which the same is bound  
This invention provides a process for producing major histocompatibility antigen class II protein (hereinafter referred to as “MHC class II” for short) which occurs on the surfaces of...
6623441 Blood-purifying apparatus and artificial kidney using the same  
An artificial kidney capable of cleaning blood, like a kidney of a healthy body, by any person even at home which is small in the size and simple in the structure and handling, without requiring...
6544727 Methods and devices for the removal of psoralens from blood products  
Methods and devices for the removal of psoralens and psoralen photoproducts from blood products are described. The methods include contacting a psoralen- and irradiation-treated blood product with...
6528057 Method for removal of HIV and other viruses from blood  
This invention discloses a method for reducing the viral load by removal of viruses or fragments or components thereof from the blood by extracorporeally circulating blood through hollow fibers...
6498007 Methods of treatment of disease using adsorbent carriers  
The invention relates to a method for the removal of leucocytes from blood which comprises bringing blood that comprises infected leucocytes into contact with an adsorbent carrier that has a...
6491655 Methods for treating hemophilia A and B and AIDS and devices used therein  
The present invention provides a method for treating Hemophilia A or B which comprises implanting in fluid communication with the bloodstream of a mammal in need of such treatment a permeable...
6464976 Methods and compositions for reducing immune response  
The present invention provides an apparatus and method to diminish the pre-existing immune response to the administration of a therapeutic virus by the selective elimination of antiviral...
6407212 Method for the removal of causative agent(s) of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies from protein solutions  
For separating non-conventional transmissible agents (NCTAs), i.e. causative agent(s), of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) from a solution of a protein susceptible to contamination...
6391657 Removal of viruses from protein solutions by ultrafiltration  
The invention relates to the removal of viruses from aqueous solutions, as a rule protein solutions, by ultrafiltration. This entails the viruses to be removed being increased in size by...
6365147 Methods for removing endotoxins from biological solutions using immobilized metal affinity chromatography  
The present invention relates to methods for depleting endotoxin from biological solutions by exposure of solutions containing endotoxin to an immobilized metal affinity chromatography matrix...
6348446 Method for selectively purging CD77&plus cells from bone marrow or peripheral blood  
A method for the selective purging ex vivo of CD77 positive cells from bone marrow or peripheral blood containing stem cells prior to autologous transplantation is described. The method involves...

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