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1. (WO2018144505) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION BY EXTRACORPOREAL PERIPHERAL BLOOD FILTRATION FOR SPECIFIC REMOVAL OF INFLAMMATION FACTORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/144505    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/016082
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Feb 01 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61M 5/00
B01D 61/00
Applicants: RTT MOLECULAR DX USA, INC.
Inventors: LLOYD, Robert M.
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATION BY EXTRACORPOREAL PERIPHERAL BLOOD FILTRATION FOR SPECIFIC REMOVAL OF INFLAMMATION FACTORS
Abstract:
Methods and devices for treating inflammation by specifically removing inflammation factors by extracorporeal peripheral blood filtration are provided. The extracorporeal peripheral blood filtration devices generally include blood inlet and outlet ports, and a filtration matrix configured to specifically remove inflammation regulating cytokines from blood flowing through the device. The methods of treatment generally include flowing blood through an extracorporeal peripheral blood filtration device to remove inflammation regulating cytokines from the blood.