US Patent No. 10,138,457

TISSUE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ADIPOSE TISSUE


Patent No. 10,138,457
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Tissue Processing Apparatus And Method For Processing Adipose Tissue
Inventorship William W. Cimino, Louisville, CO (US)
Ramon Llull, Palma de Mallorca (ES)
Adam J. Katz, Gainesville, FL (US)
Assignee The GID Group, Inc., Louisville, CO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,138,457

1. A method for processing biological material containing stringy tissue, the method comprising;providing a container having
at least one inlet port,
an internal containment volume, the internal containment volume including a tissue retention volume and a filtrate volume separated from the tissue retention volume by a filter, and
a tissue collector disposed in the tissue retention volume and rotatable relative to the container in a direction of rotation about an axis of rotation, the tissue collector including multiple teeth positioned on the tissue collector;
washing a biological material contained in the tissue retention volume by adding a wash liquid to the tissue retention volume and allowing the wash liquid and contaminants to pass through the filter from the tissue retention volume to the filtrate volume; and
rotating the tissue collector disposed in the tissue retention volume relative to the container in a first direction of rotation about an axis of rotation to sweep the teeth positioned on the tissue collector through the biological material and to collect stringy material on the tissue collector.