New flow-through centrifuge without rotating seals applied to plasmapheresis

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Science  19 Sep 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4207, pp. 999-1000
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220011


The flow-through centrifuge eliminates complications arising from rotating seals. Preliminary studies on plasmapheresis demonstrated negligible platelet injury and no evidence of hemolysis during 12 hours of operation. Thus the system may provide a broad application to cell washing and elutriation, zonal centrifugation, and countercurrent chromatography.