Toronto, ON -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2015 -- ChroMedX Corp. (the "Company"), a developer of in vitro diagnostics and point-of-care testing (POCT) is pleased to announce that the Company has been awarded a United States patent on its Ultra Filtration technology.
ChroMedX was awarded US Pat. No. 9,162,186, entitled "Sample Filtration Assembly". This patent is related to manual ultrafiltration cartridges, and while related to two recently announced Canadian patents on the Company's Automated Ultrafiltration (AUF) system, presents a new business opportunity for ChroMedX.
One potential application of the technology claimed in US 9,162,186 is to extract plasma from blood during the time blood is drawn from a patient. Usually blood is drawn into a vacuum filled tube, and the plasma is extracted in a central laboratory by centrifuging the tube of blood. By providing plasma separation immediately at the time of sampling, this technology provides a means for POCT that cannot be performed accurately on whole blood. A second claimed application is to provide disposable manual plasma ultrafiltration cartridges for measuring unbound drugs and hormones (i.e. biologically active drugs and hormones), to laboratories that cannot afford an AUF workstation.
This patent further demonstrates the novelty and usefulness of the Company's ultrafiltration technology and provides ChroMedX with new business opportunities in addition to its HemoPalmTM and AUF technologies.
This patent is a part of the Company's suite of issued and pending patents covering all of its technologies. A complete list of the Company's intellectual property can be found on the ChroMedX website at http://www.chromedx.com
About ChroMedX Corp.
ChroMedX Corp. is a medical technology company focused on the development of novel medical devices for in vitro diagnostics and point-of-care testing. The devices are protected by the Company's issued and pending patents, dealing with blood collection, analysis and plasma/serum processing.
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