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03/31/16
20160089420 
 Activated leukocyte conditioned supernatant and uses for wound healing patent thumbnailActivated leukocyte conditioned supernatant and uses for wound healing
Disclosed are therapeutic, activated leukocyte conditioned supernatants, methods of making them, and methods of using the conditioned supernatants to repair or promote healing of wounds.. .
Macrocure Ltd.


03/24/16
20160082436 
 Microfluidic separation device, separation method using the same and kit for separating circulating rare cells from blood using the same patent thumbnailMicrofluidic separation device, separation method using the same and kit for separating circulating rare cells from blood using the same
The present invention relates to a microfluidic separation device, a separation method using the same and a kit for separating circulating rare cells from blood using the same, and more particularly, to a microfluidic-based separation technology for fixing target particles of a sample, which have a specific affinity for magnetic nanoparticles, to a device by use of a magnetic material, and for isolating the sample from which the target particles have been removed. The present invention may be effectively applied to remove leukocytes from a blood sample in order to isolate circulating rare cells (crcs), particularly circulating tumor cells (otcs)..
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University


03/17/16
20160075705 
 Quinazolinones as inhibitors of human phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta patent thumbnailQuinazolinones as inhibitors of human phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta
Compounds that inhibit pi3kδ activity, including compounds that selectively inhibit pi3kδ activity, are disclosed. Methods of inhibiting phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta isoform (pi3kδ) activity, and methods of treating diseases, such as disorders of immunity and inflammation in which pi3kδ plays a role in leukocyte function, using the compounds also are disclosed..
Icos Corporation


03/17/16
20160074484 
 Nucleotide phosphate dissipation as a treatment for vascular disorders patent thumbnailNucleotide phosphate dissipation as a treatment for vascular disorders
The present invention provides a method of treating or preventing immunoinflammatory, vascular, thrombotic or ischemic disorders in a subject, the method comprises administering to the subject an agent which dissipates nucleotide phosphates or generates a product which stimulates adenosine receptors. The present invention also provides a method of treating or preventing immunoinflammatory, thrombotic or ischemic disorders in a subject by inhibiting leukocyte infiltration into a site which comprises administering to the subject an effective amount a described agent.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


03/10/16
20160069858 
 Rapid allergy testing method patent thumbnailRapid allergy testing method
The present invention provides a method for testing an allergy capable of rapidly and highly accurately testing an allergic reaction. The method can determine whether or not a patient has an allergy or whether or not an agent that may be allergenic to a patient has an allergenicity (an allergic reactivity) in the patient.

03/10/16
20160067315 
 Inhibitor of extracellular trap formation in leukocytes patent thumbnailInhibitor of extracellular trap formation in leukocytes
The present invention has an object of providing a novel drug inhibiting formation of leukocyte extracellular traps. The present invention provides a lactoferrin-containing inhibitor of formation of leukocyte extracellular traps, and a lactoferrin-containing composition for treating a disease associated with the formation of the leukocyte extracellular traps..
Nrl Pharma, Inc.


03/10/16
20160067314 
 Compositions and methods for inhibiting chemoresistance in cancer and improving response to therapy patent thumbnailCompositions and methods for inhibiting chemoresistance in cancer and improving response to therapy
Metastatic melanomas are highly resistant to radiation and chemotherapy from the earliest stages, which is a major factor in poor clinical outcomes. Activated leukocyte adhesion molecule (alcam)/cd166 was the gene that showed the highest correlation with detachment-induced chemoresistance.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation


02/25/16
20160051747 
 Systems and methods for automated recovery of white blood cells after producing a leuko-reduced blood product patent thumbnailSystems and methods for automated recovery of white blood cells after producing a leuko-reduced blood product
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for the separation of blood into blood products and, more particularly, to systems and methods that permit automated recovery of white blood cells after producing a leukocyte-reduced blood product.. .
Fenwal, Inc.


02/18/16
20160047801 
 Method and system to detect, diagnose, and monitor the progression of alzheimer's disease patent thumbnailMethod and system to detect, diagnose, and monitor the progression of alzheimer's disease
Various embodiments provide methods for the detection, the diagnosis, and/or the progression monitoring of alzheimer's disease by observing the epigenetic markers in leukocytes. Methods for determining a state of alzheimer's disease are provided.
Banner Health


02/04/16
20160033377 
 Methods for processing whole blood samples, and compositions for use in practicing the same patent thumbnailMethods for processing whole blood samples, and compositions for use in practicing the same
Methods for processing whole blood samples are provided. Aspects of the methods include depleting leukocytes from a whole blood sample to produce a leukocyte depleted sample, and then lysing red blood cells (rbcs) in the resultant leukocyte depleted sample to produce a leukocyte/rbc depleted sample.
Becton, Dickinson And Company


02/04/16
20160032398 

Methods for treating cancer


The disclosure features a method of treating cancer by lowering a patient's two gene score (tgs), particularly by increasing the number of tumor-infiltrating leukocytes. In addition, a tgs animal model and uses thereof are provided..
Combimmune, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032350 

Microfluidic microbe detection and isolation


A method and microfluidic device useful for isolating microbes from a blood sample which includes introducing the blood sample into the sample inlet of a spiral microfluidic device; and introducing a second fluid into the sheath inlet of the microfluidic device, wherein the spiral channel terminates in a microbe outlet and a waste outlet, and wherein the spiral channel includes a length, height, and a width that define an aspect ratio adapted to isolate any microbes present in the sample along a first portion of the spiral channel terminating at the microbe outlet, and to isolate red blood cells and leukocytes along a second portion of the spiral channel terminating at the waste outlet; and collecting the microbes from the microbe outlet, thereby isolating the microbes.. .
The General Hospital Corp


02/04/16
20160032246 

Methods and systems for the reduction of leukocytes in a biological fluid


Methods and systems for removing leukocytes from a biological fluid are disclosed. The methods and systems include a chamber containing particles to which the leukocytes adhere.
Fenwal, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024601 

Hiv viral load testing


Methods of testing hiv viral load are described. The methods comprise detecting hiv viral rna in a sample of leukocyte-depleted blood.
Diagnostics For The Real World, Ltd


01/28/16
20160024220 

Pharmaceutical composition comprising an anti-cd6 monoclonal antibody used in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis


The present invention is related to the branch of immunology and particularly with the generation of pharmaceutical compositions containing a humanized monoclonal antibody recognizing the leukocyte differentiation antigen cd6. Accordingly with that statement, the purpose of this invention is to provide pharmaceutical compositions which contain a humanized anti-cd6 monoclonal antibody for the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, particularly the rheumatoid arthritis..
Centro De Inmunologia Molecular


01/28/16
20160024174 

Compositions and methods for use of recombinant t cell receptors for direct recognition of tumor antigen


Provided are compositions and methods for prophylaxis and/or therapy of a variety of cancers which express a ny-eso-1 antigen. Included are recombinant t cell receptors (tcrs), polynucleotides encoding them, expression vectors that include the polynucleotides, and cells into which the polynucleotides have been introduced to produce modified cells, including cd4+ t cells, cd8+ t cells, natural killer t cells, γδ t cells, and progenitor cells, such as haematopoietic stem cells.
Health Research, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022899 

Diabetes regulator


An implantable device that continuously regulates the blood glucose levels of a type 1 diabetes mellitus patient is provided. The device which is implanted in the bloodstream, relies on a microfluidic chip and a microsieve that efficiently separate leukocytes away from an amount of blood received and an islet compartment made up of multiple islets (beta and alpha cells) from at least one compatible donor pancreas source.

01/07/16
20160003821 

Method for identifying altered leukocyte profiles


Methods of identifying altered leukocyte profiles are disclosed. In one embodiment, counts or relative percentages of leukocyte cell types are received and constitute input data points.

12/31/15
20150376258 

Use of cd31 peptides in the treatment of thrombotic and autoimmune disorders


The present invention stems from the finding that the extracellular domain of cd31 proteins present on blood leukocytes is shed and released in the circulation as a soluble form of cd31. The invention relates to peptides corresponding to fragments of cd31 that inhibit t-cell response, and to their use in the treatment of thrombotic disorders such as atherothrombosis and autoimmune disorders..
Inserm (institute National De La Sante Et De La Recherche Medicale


12/24/15
20150369747 

Device and detection of humidity-compromised urine test strips


The timing of the reaction of moisture-sensitive reagents for detecting the presence of analytes, e.g. Leukocytes in urine samples, is used to detect when the reagents have been compromised by excess humidity.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.


12/24/15
20150368362 

Anti-histone therapy for vascular necrosis in severe glomerulonephritis


Severe glomerulonephritis involves cell necrosis as well as netosis, programmed neutrophil death leading to expulsion of nuclear chromatin and neutrophil extracellular traps (nets). Histones released by neutrophils undergoing netosis killed glomerular endothelial cells, podocytes, and parietal epithelial cells.
Immunomedics, Inc.


12/24/15
20150366949 

Compositions and methods for inihibiting the activity of lar family phosphatases


A method of inhibiting and/or reducing the activity, signaling, and/or function of leukocyte-common antigen related (lar) family of phosphatases in a cell of a subject induced by proteoglycans includes administering to the cell a therapeutic agent that inhibits one or more of catalytic activity, signaling, and function of the lar family phosphatases without inhibiting binding to or activation the lar family phosphatases by the proteoglycans.. .
Case Western Reserve University


12/10/15
20150353536 

Complex targeting hepatitis b virus


A compound medicine for treating acute and chronic hepatitis b, includes a polyphenolic selenium compound having a functional group of alkali metal ion and selenium coordination complex, which has functions of directly killing hbv and destroying replication template of hbv. Auxiliary formulas thereof include high-purity oxymatrine and glycyrrhizin sulfate.
Shangha Ai Qi Ecological Technology Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150352151 

Activated leukocyte composition and uses for wound healing


Disclosed are therapeutic, blood-derived activated leukocyte compositions, methods of making them, and methods of using the compositions to repair or promote the prevention and healing of wounds.. .
Macrocure Ltd.


12/03/15
20150344537 

Non-transgene transfection for therapeutic purposes


This disclosure describes compositions and methods involved in tumor suppression and inhibiting infection of cells by pathogens. Generally, the compositions include an mrna cargo that can provide a therapeutic benefit after being introduced into an epithelial cell.

12/03/15
20150342995 

Immunological function enhancing agent


A method for enhancing immune function of an animal other than human includes administering an immune function enhancing agent that contains activated lymphocytes to the animal, wherein the animal is an allogeneic animal that belongs to the same species of a donor animal, from which the activated lymphocytes are derived. The immune function enhancing agent is produced by: isolating lymphocytes from the donor animal; obtaining the activated lymphocytes by amplifying and activating the isolated lymphocytes; and producing the immune function enhancing agent using the activated lymphocytes.
Canine-lab.inc.


12/03/15
20150342178 

Container and supporting structure for housing an organ


An apparatus intended tor evaluation, preservation and perfusion of an organ, such as a lung. The apparatus includes a container with a bottom portion, an insert portion and a lid portion.
Vivoline Medical Ab


11/26/15
20150337039 

Mac-1 antibodies and uses thereof


A method of treating a subject having or at risk of a disease or disorder associated with aberrant leukocyte-platelet interactions includes administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a monoclonal antibody or antigen binding portion thereof that specifically binds to at least one of seq id no: 1, seq id no: 2, or seq id no: 3 to inhibit leukocyte arrest on adherent platelets in the subject.. .
Case Western Reserve University


11/19/15
20150329823 

Co-differentiation of monocytes from allogeneic donors


Disclosed is a method of producing non-exhausted immature dendritic cells (dcs) originating from at two different, allogeneic donors. In the method, a mixture of allogeneic leukocytes, which allogeneic leukocytes have been obtained from at least two different, allogeneic donors is provided.
Immunicum Ab


11/19/15
20150327522 

Compositions and methods for treating or preventing conditions and diseases associated with mannheimia haemolytica


Particular aspects show that the signal peptide remains intact on the mature cd18 molecule on ruminant leukocytes rendering these cells susceptible to cytolysis by lkt. Comparative amino acid sequence analysis of the signal peptide of cd18 of eight ruminants and five non-ruminants revealed that the ruminant cd18 signal peptides contain ‘cleavage-inhibiting’ glutamine (q), compared to ‘cleavage-conducive’ glycine in non-ruminants, at position −5 relative to the cleavage site.
Washington State University


11/12/15
20150323539 

Blood markers for lung cancer predisposition


The invention provides a method for detection of lung cancer, or predisposition to lung cancer, in a subject that comprises assaying a test sample of peripheral blood from the subject for a marker of dna damage. An elevated amount of marker present in the test sample compared to control sample is indicative of lung cancer, or predisposition to lung cancer.
The United States Government Represented By The Department Of Veterans Affairs


10/29/15
20150309011 

Microfluidic device


Described herein are particular embodiments relating to a microfluidic device that may be utilized for cell sensing, counting, and/or sorting. Particular aspects relate to a microfabricated device that is capable of differentiating single cell types from dense cell populations.
California Institute Of Technology


10/22/15
20150301041 

Assay method


A method of determining the likelihood of a patient developing rheumatoid arthritis (ra) is provided, which relies on the use of adipor1 and/or adipor2 in leukocytes as prognostic markers. The method may comprise determining the expression of a dipor1 and/or adipor2 in leukocytes in a sample from said patient.
The University Of Birmingham


10/08/15
20150282460 

Animal model with human immune system


The present disclosure provides an immuno-deficient animal useful as an animal model for a human disease, wherein the animal comprises: (a) functional human immune cells; and (b) a human xenograft comprising a pathogenic human cell or tissue, wherein the human immune cells and the human xenograft meet at least one of the following criteria: i) the human xenograft expresses a threshold level of a therapeutic target for the human disease; ii) the human immune cells match with the human xenograft for at least one human leukocyte antigen (hla) marker; and iii) the human xenograft cells expresses a desired level of the matched hla marker. Also provides is a method of producing the animal model and use of the animal models..

10/01/15
20150278434 

Method for prediction of an immune response against mismatched human leukocyte antigens


The invention relates to a method for prediction of an immune response against human leukocyte antigens (hla) after transplantation, said method comprising hla-typing of the donor and/or donor material and recipient to determine hla-mismatches and determination of the number of predicted indirectly recognized hla epitopes (pirches). The invention therefore provides methods for selecting and/or screening donor material for allogeneic transplantation, for example for selecting donor material with permissible mismatches from mismatched unrelated donors.
Umc Utrecht Holding B.v.


10/01/15
20150276761 

Methods for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension


Hypoxia induced mitogenic factor (himf) is a member of the “found in inflammatory zone” (fizz)/resistin family of proteins and has potent mitogenic, angiogenic, and vasoconstrictive effects in the lung vasculature. The receptor/binding partners for this family of proteins have been largely unknown.
The Johns Hopkins University


10/01/15
20150276732 

Reagents for reducing leukocyte interference in immunoassays


Methods and devices for reducing interference from leukocytes in an analyte immunoassay are provided. In one embodiment, a method is provided comprising the steps of amending a biological sample such as a whole blood sample with one or more leukocidal reagents that reduce or eliminate the metabolic activity of leukocytes, and performing an immunoassay on the amended sample to determine the concentration of analyte in the sample.
Abbott Point Of Care Inc.


10/01/15
20150274814 

Methods of treating and preventing staphylococcus aureus infections and associated conditions


The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing and treating staphylococcus aureus in a subject. Therapeutic compositions of the present invention comprise leukocidin e and/or d proteins or polypeptides and anti-leukocidin e and/or d antibodies.
New York University


10/01/15
20150273129 

Blood filtering of inflammatory biomarkers to treat post-resuscitation syndrome


Provided is a therapeutic device that includes tubing; at least one pump; and a column or filter capable of removing leukocytes, cytokines, and/or other blood components from the blood of a patient to effectively treat or prevent post-resuscitation syndrome. Methods for treating and/or preventing post-resuscitation syndrome that include the use of such a device, or a filter or column capable of selectively removing inflammatory biomarkers, are also provided..
Zoll Medical Corporation


09/24/15
20150267257 

Leukocyte micrornas for use in diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis


Methods for diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis are described. Methods utilize the recognition that leukocyte mirnas can be dramatically dysregulated subjects suffering from endometriosis.
University Of South Carolina


09/24/15
20150265758 

Flexible biological fluid filters


Filter assemblies are processing biological fluid, such as blood or a blood component containing leukocytes. The filter assemblies include a flexible housing with first and second walls.
Fenwal, Inc.


09/24/15
20150265684 

Methods of treating hemoglobinopathies


Methods of alleviating the symptoms of hemoglobinopathies, including, but not limited to, sickle cell disease, β-thalassemia, and hemoglobin h disease are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise administering an inhibitor selected from a β-arrestin1/2 inhibitor and/or a grk2 inhibitor to the subject.
Duke University


09/24/15
20150265664 

Traditional chinese medicine combination for regulating immune function and preparation method therefor


The present invention relates to a traditional chinese medicine composition for regulating immunity and preparation method thereof, characterized in that the composition comprises raw materials such as radix panacis quinquefolii, ganoderma, fermented cordyceps sinensis powder, flos rosae rugosae, and rhizoma anemarrhenae and is prepared into various conventional pharmaceutical formulations through processes such as pulverization, water decoction and alcohol extraction. The traditional chinese medicine composition is effective in preventing and treating allergic diseases, hepatitis b and aids, elevating leukocytes, preventing and treating radiation injury, reducing toxic and side effects resulting from radiotherapy and chemotherapy, improving the male sexual function, enhancing immunity of the human body and alleviating physical fatigue..
Jiangzhong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


09/10/15
20150253331 

Characterization of cancer using detection of activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (alcam) shedding


The presently-disclosed subject matter includes labels for use in the identification of shed alcam in s sample from a subject. Further included are methods for characterizing, monitoring, evaluating treatment efficacy, or evaluating the progression of cancer in a subject that comprise providing a biological sample from the subject, determining the presence or amount of shed alcam in the biological sample, and then comparing the presence or the amount of the shed alcam to a reference.
Vanderbilt University


09/10/15
20150253327 

Diagnosis and treatment of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (aerd)


Described herein are assays and methods relating to the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (aerd) by detecting and/or measuring the level of platelet-bound leukocytes in a subject or a sample obtained from a subject.. .
Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc.


09/10/15
20150252073 

Peptides having nf-kb inhibitory activity, or composition comprising same


The present invention provides small peptide fragments derived from the nf-κb p65 subunit and a pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition comprising the same. The peptides have a nf-κb inhibitory activity, through controlling the transcription-activation of nf-κb.
Knu-industry Cooperation Foundation


08/20/15
20150233932 

Methods, systems, and compositions for enrichment of rare cells


The present invention discloses a highly efficient method of isolating circulating tumor cells in a blood sample by removing leukocytes and other interfering components in a blood sample. Exemplary isolation method relies on a specially configured separation column for magnetic separation of leukocytes from circulating tumor cells.

08/20/15
20150231241 

Combination therapy for inducing immune response to disease


The present invention concerns compositions and methods of use of bispecific antibodies comprising at least one binding site for trop-2 (egp-1) and at least one binding site for cd3. The bispecific antibodies are of use for inducing an immune response against a trop-2 expressing tumor, such as carcinoma of the esophagus, pancreas, lung, stomach, colon, rectum, urinary bladder, breast, ovary, uterus, kidney or prostate.
Ibc Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


08/13/15
20150225459 

Peptides that block leukocyte recruitment and methods of use


Disclosed are novel peptides comprising seq id no: 1 and modifications thereof, which are effective in blocking leukocyte recruitment. The disclosed peptides are useful for treating diseases associated with leukocyte recruitment for example inhibiting metastasis of a solid tumor to the liver and lungs and for treating sepsis.
Arch Cancer Therapeutics, Inc.


08/13/15
20150224211 

Leukocytes as delivery cells for imaging and disease therapy


Theranostic methods are described herein, which are useful in diagnosing and/or treating infection, inflammation, and/or cancer. The methods utilize naturally-occurring leukocytes for in situ photodynamic therapy and imaging, and for the delivery of targeted therapies to the infection, inflammation, and/or cancer..

08/13/15
20150224186 

Hpv e6 protein t cell epitopes and uses thereof


The present invention is directed to the examination of the pattern of immunodominant t cell epitopes in the e6 protein of human papilloma virus and its further characterization in terms of its amino acid sequence and human leukocyte antigen restriction. These epitopes are identified based on their ability to induce specific t cell responses and therefore, are important as sources of antigens for immunotherapies to treat cervical and other cancers.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas


08/06/15
20150218515 

Method for producing a leukocyte preparation, and leukocyte preparation


A method for preparing a leukocyte preparation from a leukocyte fraction and a correspondingly prepared or obtainable leukocyte preparation and its use. The method includes: a) sedimenting the leukocyte fraction removing leukocyte supernatant from the sediment, wherein the leukocyte supernatant is collected or remains in a leukocyte container, b) sedimenting the leukocytes in the leukocyte container, c) washing the sediment in the leukocyte container with a saline solution, and d) resuspending the sediment in the leukocyte container in a storage solution..
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur FÖrderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/30/15
20150209387 

Method for inducing immune tolerance using non-proliferative polymer-modified allogeneic leukocytes


This invention relates to cellular-based therapies for increasing the level of regulatory t cells (treg) and/or decreasing the level of pro-inflammatory t cells (th17) to induce anergy or immune tolerance. To provide these therapeutic effects, a non-proliferative allogeneic leukocyte population is contacted with another leukocyte population.
Canadian Blood Services


07/23/15
20150203536 

Cd31 peptides


The present invention provides peptides corresponding to fragments of cd31 that inhibit platelet and leukocyte activation, and to their use in the treatment of thrombotic disease. These peptides find use as therapeutic agents in the treatment of inflammatory diseases and thrombotic diseases such as atherothrombosis, in particular when immobilised onto solid supports..
Assistance Publique - Hopitaux De Paris


07/23/15
20150202229 

Method for inducing immune stimulation using non-proliferative allogeneic leukocytes


This invention relates to cellular-based therapies for decreasing the level of regulatory t cells (treg) and/or increasing the level of pro-inflammatory t cells (th17) to favor immune stimulation. To provide these therapeutic effects, a non-proliferative allogeneic leukocyte population is contacted with another leukocyte population capable of proliferating.
Canadian Blood Services


07/16/15
20150196597 

Acellular pro-tolerogenic compositions for treatment/prevention of graft rejection


This invention relates to pro-tolerogenic preparations capable of increasing the level of regulatory t cells (treg) and/or decreasing the level of pro-inflammatory t cells (th17) to induce anergy or immune tolerance. The pro-tolerogenic preparation is enriched in at least one species of mirnas and is obtained by contacting two allogeneic leukocyte populations wherein at least one of the two populations is modified with a low-immunogenic biocompatible polymer.
Canadian Blood Services


06/25/15
20150174203 

Compositions and methods for modulating pro-inflammatory immune response


Provided herein are compositions and methods useful for increasing a pro-inflammatory immune response, treating an autoimmune disorder, inflammation, or transplant rejection in a mammal by activating a leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor (lilr) protein. Also provided are compositions and methods useful for increasing a pro-inflammatory immune response, treating cancer, and treating infectious disease in a mammal by blocking the activation of a lilr protein..
The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


06/25/15
20150174168 

Acellular pro-tolerogenic compositions and process for making same


This invention relates to pro-tolerogenic preparations capable of increasing the level of regulatory t cells (treg) and/or decreasing the level of pro-inflammatory t cells (th17) to induce anergy or immune tolerance. The pro-tolerogenic preparation is enriched in at least one species of mirnas and is obtained by contacting two allogeneic leukocyte populations wherein at least one of the two populations is modified with a low-immunogenic biocompatible polymer.
Canadian Blood Services


06/18/15
20150168426 

Methods and kits for determining whether a patient with cirrhosis is at risk of having clinically significant portal hypertension


The present invention relates to a method for determining whether a patient with cirrhosis is at risk of having clinically significant portal hypertension comprising the steps consisting of i) quantifying the levels of leuko-endothelial (cd31+/41−), pan-leukocyte (cd11a+), lymphocyte (cd4+), erythrocyte (cd235a+) and hepatocyte-derived (cytokeratin-18+) microparticles in a blood sample obtained from the patient and ii) comparing said levels with predetermined reference values wherein a difference between the levels quantified at step i) and the predetermined reference values is indicative whether the patient is at risk of having clinically significant portal hypertension.. .
Assistance Publique - Hopitaux De Paris


06/18/15
20150165102 

Integrated leukocyte, oxygen and/or co2 depletion, and plasma separation filter device


A blood filter device comprising: a housing comprising an outer wall and a first inlet, a first outlet and a second outlet; a membrane which is capable of separating plasma from the blood, wherein the membrane forms an inner chamber; a leukocyte and oxygen and/or carbon dioxide depletion media disposed wherein the inner chamber, the leukocyte and oxygen and/or carbon dioxide depletion media is capable of depleting leukocytes and oxygen and/or carbon dioxide from the blood; an outer chamber disposed between the outer wall and the membrane, wherein the plasma which permeates through the membrane enters the outer chamber and exits the filter device via the first outlet; whereby the blood which has been depleted of oxygen and/or carbon dioxide, leukocytes and plasma exists and filter device via the second outlet.. .
New Health Sciences, Inc.




Leukocyte topics: Leukocytes, Immunogenic, Stem Cells, Immune System, Animal Model, Human Leukocyte Antigen, Transgenic, Stimulator, Macrophage, Thromboxane, Attenuated, Fibronectin, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Antagonist, Vaccination

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