|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||600/036 ; 600/037 ; 623/011 ; 623/012 ; 128/897 ; 128/898|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 33 인용 특허 : 9|
The invention is directed to an apparatus and method for both supporting and preserving a piece of graft tissue during pre-implantation preparation, and for creating a tubular graft from the piece of graft tissue. The purpose of the device is (1) to support, stabilize, and preserve a piece of graft tissue; (2) to provide a rotating base to debride or otherwise prepare the donor tissue; and (3) to place the tissue around a mandrel for tubularization. The apparatus may be used as a support for preparing a piece of tissue for use as a skin graft or the like...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] An apparatus for supporting and preserving tissue in preparation for transplantation of the tissue, said apparatus comprising:a base, said base supporting at least two spaced support arms for supporting the tissue, such that the tissue may be supported between said arms, anda chamber located between said arms, said chamber containing a tissue preserving medium, such that the tissue is supported between said arms and in contact with said tissue-preserving medium, whereby said tissue preserving medium helps maintain the tissue i...