United States Patent 8,313,477
See, et al., November 20, 2012
Device and methods for monitoring the administration of a stem cell transplant.
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A device and methods for the real-time monitoring of stem cells in a stem cell transplant. The device comprises a linear member and particle detection device configured to occupy the lumen of a catheter while the catheter is in place to administer a stem cell transplant to a delivery site in the body of a patient. Monitoring of the stem cells permits the device to provide signals to a computer processor for the determination of one or more characteristics of stem cells in the stem cell transplant.
Inventors: See; Jackie R. (Fullerton, CA), Buczek; Carl J. (Santa Ana, CA), Matthews; John W. (Newport Beach, CA)
Appl. No.: 13/041,307
Filed: March 4, 2011
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Application Number Filing Date: Mar., 2011 Patent Number: 61311105
Current U.S. Class: 604/522
Current International Class: A61M 31/00 (20060101)
Field of Search: 604/503-508,522