Background: Leukoreduction of cellular blood components is a standard practice in the Blood Bank to prevent cytomegalovirus transmission. This process is of utmost importance in our pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients who are immunocompromized and thus are susceptible to this infection. The objective of this study is to show that bedside leukoreduction of cellular blood products is a safe alternative to blood components from a very limited pool of CMV seronegative donors in pediatric HSCT recipients.. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of our pediatric HSCT performed between 02/23/96 and 03/11/05. Screening for CMV antibody in our donors was discontinued in 02/23/96. Instead, we switched to bedside leukoreduction for patients who need CMV negative blood products, including the pediatric HSCT recipients. Transplant recipients and donors were tested for CMV antibody prior to transplant date. Patients and donors who were CMV seronegative pairs were included in ...
The Classical Monocyte Isolation Kit provides fast and consistent isolation of untouched classical ( CD14++ CD16- ) monocytes from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for further functional studies. Depletion of non-monocytes is optimal and provides a highly pure population of label-free classical monocytes. This product includes an optional thrombocytes removal reagent to further reduce platelet contamination. - USA
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FTS-RC102 LEUKOCYTE REDUCTION FILTER FOR BLOOD-Nanjing Shuangwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd.-ProductDescriptionThisdeviceisindicatedfortheremovalofleukocytesfromasingleunitofpackedredcellsorwholebloodduringbloodtransfusionatpatientsbedside.ProductFunction▷Highleukocyteremovalrate.▷Lowresidua
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Inflammaging is a condition of chronic low-grade inflammation due to the aging process and is associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Monocytes are innate immune cells which contribute to inflammation and are dysregulated during aging, demonstrated reduced phagocytosis, increased inflammation, and alterations in subset proportions. Metabolism is known to determine immune cell function, with quiescent and anti-inflammatory cells primarily relying on fatty acid oxidation, while activated and inflammatory cells primarily rely on glycolysis. We have previously shown an age-related decrease in mitochondrial respiratory capacity in monocytes, so we hypothesized here that a compensatory shift toward glycolysis would occur which would also exacerbate inflammation. Using Seahorse assays, we profiled glycolysis in classical monocytes isolated from older (60-80 yr) and younger (18-35 yr) adults. Aging did not affect parameters of basal glycolysis in the glycolysis stress test, nor did it alter glycolytic
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An automated system for processing biological fluid includes a pressure differential generator, a biological fluid processing assembly, and an automated control arrangement coupled to at least one of the pressure differential generator and the biological fluid processing assembly. The automated system may include a porous medium, such as a red cell barrier medium, a leukocyte depletion medium, or a combination red cell barrier/leukocyte depletion medium. The automated system may also include a sensor producing a signal reflecting a parameter of fluid flow.
A method for automatically processing a biological fluid is disclosed. The method includes the steps of obtaining a container having a biological fluid therein, providing a first signal and communicating with an automated control arrangement to establish flow of at least a portion of the biological fluid along a fluid flow path through a leukocyte depletion medium, providing a second signal and communicating with the automatic control arrangement to terminate flow along the fluid flow path wherein providing the second signal includes sensing the back pressure in the fluid flow path or the flow rate through the leukocyte depletion medium.
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CoolSculpting Before and After. However, its important to understand that youre not going to walk into the doctors office with lower belly fat and walk out with it magically gone, expecting to fit into a smaller pant size that same day.. How long does it usually take for the CoolSculpting before and after transformation? The company says that some lucky patients can see results in as little as 3 weeks, but for most, its 2 months before they see the most dramatic results.. Lets look at a few common areas of CoolSculpting for men and women.. CoolSculpting Waist/Belly. One of the most popular areas for this fat reduction procedure on the waist and lower belly. As we age, these are prime areas of fat collection that are most often resistant to diet and exercise.. In one of the fat freezing reviews by clinical scientists, 32 patients were studied for the reduction of fat around the waist (aka those stubborn love handles). Both photographic and ultrasound results showed a visible contour change ...
Genetic factors such as the TNF (-308A) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) have been implicated in the development of TA-MC. The risk of developing TA-MC is largely dependent on the clinical setting, i.e., it is rare in situations which do not involve massive trauma. Although leukoreduction removes , 99.9% of donors white blood cells, it has not been proven to prevent the development of TA-MC ...
Blood transfusions can be life-saving, however, adverse effects occur. Some adverse effects are attributed to cytokine accumulation in blood products during storage. Interleukin-8 (IL- 8), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), are cytokines that have been shown to accumulate during storage in human packed red blood cells (PRBC). Leukoreduction removes leukocytes from blood products and thus prevents cytokine accumulation. A recent study in dogs showed that IL-8 accumulated in canine PRBC collected from non-anaesthetised dogs, and leukoreduction prevented this accumulation. At our institution, blood is collected from anaesthetised terminal donors in haemorrhagic shock. We were thus interested to investigate the effect of this method of blood collection on cytokine accumulation in stored canine PRBCs. Acute haemorrhage in rats, pigs and people has been shown to increase inflammatory cytokines. It is unknown if similar increases occur in dogs with haemorrhagic shock, or ...
Ischemia-reperfusion injury, a form of sterile inflammation, is the leading risk factor for both short-term mortality following pulmonary transplantation and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. While it is well recognized that neutrophils are critical mediators of acute lung injury, processes that guide their entry into pulmonary tissue are not well understood. Here, we found that CCR2+ classical monocytes are necessary and sufficient for mediating extravasation of neutrophils into pulmonary tissue during ischemia-reperfusion injury following hilar clamping or lung transplantation. The classical monocytes were mobilized from the host spleen, and splenectomy attenuated the recruitment of classical monocytes as well as the entry of neutrophils into injured lung tissue, which was associated with improved graft function. Neutrophil extravasation was mediated by MyD88-dependent IL-1β production by graft-infiltrating classical monocytes, which downregulated the expression of the tight ...
Ischemia-reperfusion injury, a form of sterile inflammation, is the leading risk factor for both short-term mortality following pulmonary transplantation and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. While it is well recognized that neutrophils are critical mediators of acute lung injury, processes that guide their entry into pulmonary tissue are not well understood. Here, we found that CCR2+ classical monocytes are necessary and sufficient for mediating extravasation of neutrophils into pulmonary tissue during ischemia-reperfusion injury following hilar clamping or lung transplantation. The classical monocytes were mobilized from the host spleen, and splenectomy attenuated the recruitment of classical monocytes as well as the entry of neutrophils into injured lung tissue, which was associated with improved graft function. Neutrophil extravasation was mediated by MyD88-dependent IL-1β production by graft-infiltrating classical monocytes, which downregulated the expression of the tight ...
Ischemia-reperfusion injury, a form of sterile inflammation, is the leading risk factor for both short-term mortality following pulmonary transplantation and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. While it is well recognized that neutrophils are critical mediators of acute lung injury, processes that guide their entry into pulmonary tissue are not well understood. Here, we found that CCR2+ classical monocytes are necessary and sufficient for mediating extravasation of neutrophils into pulmonary tissue during ischemia-reperfusion injury following hilar clamping or lung transplantation. The classical monocytes were mobilized from the host spleen, and splenectomy attenuated the recruitment of classical monocytes as well as the entry of neutrophils into injured lung tissue, which was associated with improved graft function. Neutrophil extravasation was mediated by MyD88-dependent IL-1β production by graft-infiltrating classical monocytes, which downregulated the expression of the tight ...
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The finding that TRAP is especially pronounced in T cells is remarkable, because T cells do not express TLR75 and do not respond directly to R-848 in the cell culture (data not shown). Thus, although the general effect of PBL depletion by R-848 is similar to the action of a well-known immunosuppressant, FTY720, the mechanisms involved must be different. FTY720 has been shown recently to inhibit the emigration of lymphocytes from lymphoid tissue by down-regulating a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor, which lymphocytes need to leave lymphatic tissues.45 Instead, our data suggest that the endothelium is important for mediating TRAP. This assumption is based on the following observations: (1) In the presence of selectin blockade adoptively transferred leukocytes remained attached to the major vascularized organs (also nonlymphatic) in mice receiving R-848 (Figure 3), while in PBS-treated mice the leukocytes showed general homing to the spleen, which is known to be independent of selectin function.46 ...
In 2004, prestorage delays and CA storage were compared for occurrence of disorders. Fruit were harvested at a starch index of 5.9. Fruit were exposed to either a 2- or 5-day prestorage delay at 17 °C; or placed immediately into cold storage (control) at 0.5 °C. An additional treatment was CA storage at 2.5 °C. In February, occurrence of soft scald, soggy breakdown, and bitter pit were measured on 40 fruit per replication. Fruit were from `Honeycrisp/M.26 trees planted in 1994. Treatments were replicated five times with four trees in each replication. Soft scald was very severe in this year, with 84% of control fruit being affected. Two-day prestorage delay reduced it to 48% and 5-day delay to 21%. Soggy breakdown was also severe with 14% of the fruit being affected. Two- and 5-day delays had no effect on occurrence of soggy breakdown, but CA storage increased it to 65%. Bitter pit was very rare and not affected by any of the treatments. These results demonstrate that in severe cases, ...
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Paraphimosis is the inability to reduce a swollen and proximally positioned foreskin over the glans penis (see images below). Paraphimosis is most often iatrogenic, occurring when medical personnel forget to reduce the foreskin after instrumentation or catheterization of the urethra.
Recent publications include:. Campbell, J.P., Plaat, F., Checketts, M.R., et al. (2014) Safety guideline: skin antisepsis for central neuraxial blockade. Anaesthesia, 69,1279-86. Campbell, J.P., Yentis, S.M. (2013) Severe pre-existing disease in pregnancy. In: A.D., Bersten, N., Soni, eds. Ohs Intensive Care Manual. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 692-5.. Campbell, J.P., Mackenzie, M.J., Yentis, S.M., Sooranna, S.R., Johnson, M.R. (2012) An evaluation of the ability of leucocyte depletion filters to remove components of amniotic fluid. Anaesthesia, 67, 1152-7.. ...
Krieg et al. used high-dimensional single-cell mass cytometry with optimized immune marker panels and several bioinformatics tools to identify differences between responders and non-responders to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy. Before treatment, metastatic melanoma patients who would ultimately benefit from anti-PD-1 had reduced levels of T cells and increased levels of myeloid cells in their peripheral blood. The frequency of classical CD14+CD16-HLA-DRhi monocytes was identified as a possible predictive biomarker of response to anti-PD-1.
Bosseopentaenoic acid (BPA) and its methyl ester have been isolated from different algae.This PUFA contains a (Z,E,E,Z)-conjugated polyene moiety with five double bonds in total. An efficient stereocontrolled synthesis of this natural product has been achieved. During the work towards the total synthesis of BPA, a Z-stereoselective Boland reduction reaction was needed. The Boland reduction procedure was modified by the addition of TMSCl, which resulted in shorter reaction times. This procedure was applied for the preparation of several Z-alkenes ...
Vivek Kumbhari, director of bariatric endoscopy for Johns Hopkins, answers questions about the transoral gastric outlet reduction procedure, including how it works and how you can expect to feel after the procedure.. Publish Date: 5/13/2016 ...
Downloadable! Social environments constitute a framework in which it is possible to study how groups of agents interact in a society. The framework is general enough to analyse both non-cooperative and cooperative games. We identify a number of shortcomings of existing solution concepts that are used for social environments and propose a new concept called social rationalizability. The concept aims to identify the consequences of common knowledge of rationality and farsightedness within the framework of social environments. The set of socially rationalizable outcomes is shown to be non-empty for all social environments and it can be computed by an iterative reduction procedure. We introduce a definition of coalitional rationality for social environments and show that it is satisfied by social rationalizability(This abstract was borrowed from another version of this item.)
The recent explosion of data set size, in number of records and attributes, has triggered the development of a number of big data platforms as well as parallel data analytics algorithms. At the same time though, it has pushed for usage of data dimensionality reduction procedures. Indeed, more is not always better. Large amounts of data might sometimes produce worse performances in data analytics applications.
Whole blood is blood that contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. A whole blood donation is divided into components, such as red blood cells and platelets that are used to treat different types of patient needs. All whole blood donations undergo leukoreduction to remove white blood cells, which reduces the risk of serious immune reactions that recipients may have when exposed to donor white cells. The volume of a single whole blood donation is about 480 ml or less than 10 percent of a donors total blood volume.
A particle/cell separation device is described which is particularly adapted for neutrophil depletion from a preparation of whole blood or platelet-rich plasma. Also described are blood and platelet rich plasma compositions produced using the device which are neutrophil-depleted.
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Blood transfusion is an essential component in any healthcare system. However, even in the best of circumstances, several seemingly uncontrollable factors can make meeting blood supply demands a challenge.
Brugha, RE; Mushtaq, N; Round, T; Gadhvi, DH; Dundas, I; Gaillard, E; Koh, L; Fleming, LJ; Lewis, DJ; Sanak, M; +6 more... (2014) Carbon in airway macrophages from children with asthma. Thorax, 69 (7). pp. 654-659. ISSN 0040-6376 DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204734 Full text not available from this repository ...
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. You have a classic occipital bone protrusion whose border is the lambdoid sutures. This is where the occipital bone grows outward out of proportion to the adjacent parietal and temporal bones, hence the protrusion. The occipital bone can be reduced and brought back into alignment with the surrounding skull as the per attached illustration.. Dr. Barry Eppley. Indianapolis, Indiana ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Leukocyte filtration and aprotinin. T2 - Synergistic anti-inflammatory protection. AU - Olivencia-Yurvati, Albert H.. AU - Wallace, Neil. AU - Ford, Sheila. AU - Mallet, Robert T.. PY - 2004. Y1 - 2004. N2 - Cardiopulmonary bypass activates an array of cellular and humoral inflammatory mechanisms that culminate in diverse or organ-specific injury. A manifestation of inflammatory injury to the heart, atrial fibrillation ranks among the most frequent and potentially life-threatening postsurgical complications. Pulmonary manifestations of the inflammatory response are also of major concern. Neutrophils activated by passage through the extracorporeal circuit inflict local injury and provoke the inflammatory cascade by producing oxyradicals and proinflammatory factors. This study tested if a combination of leukocyte depletion and aprotinin suppression of neutrophils could minimize postbypass atrial fibrillation and pulmonary dysfunction. In part one, two randomized groups of 90 ...
Second Law of Thermodynamics:. $$dS = \frac{\delta Q}{T}$$. First Law of Thermodynamics:. $$dU = \delta Q + \delta W = \delta Q - PdV_m$$. Definition of Enthalpy:. $$dH = dU + d(PV_m) = dU +PdV_m + V_mdP$$ Substitutions:. $$dH = \delta Q + PdV_m + V_mdP - PdV_m = \delta Q +V_mdP$$ $$\delta Q = dH - V_mdP$$. Perfect gas equation (notice that I am using molar volume $V_m$, so we will be calculating molar entropy change):. $$PV_m = RT$$ $$V_m = \frac{RT}{P}$$. At constant pressure (Yes, I know pressure changes, bear with me. Well put that back in).. $$dH = C_p dT$$. Substitute to get rid of $V_m$, since we dont have volume data.. $$dQ = C_p dT - \frac{RT}{P}dP$$. Substitute into the second law:. $$dS = C_p \frac{dT}{T} - R\frac{dP}{P}$$. Integrate (now we account for change in pressure:. $$\int_{S_1}^{S_2} dS = C_p \int_{T_1}^{T_2} \frac{dT}{T} - R \int_{P_1}^{P_2} \frac{dP}{P} $$. $$\Delta S = C_p \ln \left(\frac{T_2}{T_1}\right) - R \ln \left(\frac{P_2}{P_1} \right)$$. Using this method, I get ...
The type I interferons (IFN) are a family of cytokines with pleiothropic activities that include inhibition of viral replication, cell proliferation and activation of the immune system. These properties give the IFNs important physiological and pathological roles in infection and cancer and have led to their therapeutic use for many clinical conditions. In humans, the type I IFNs consist of 12 different IFNa subtypes as well as single IFNb, w and k subtypes. They all compete for binding to a common receptor, consisting of two subunits, IFNAR1 and IFNAR2. In almost all cell types proliferation is inhibited by IFNs as a consequence of the antiviral properties. However, previous studies on human peripheral B-lymphocytes have shown increased survival as well as proliferation upon IFN treatment. We established a purification system for extraction of B-lymphocytes from buffy-coat, utilizing density centrifugation in combination with anti-CD19 magnetic beads. In an attempt to identify the molecular ...
A study done by Paul Chasan, M.D., FACS, and published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, indicates a procedure called reductive augmentation is an effective method for achieving a more round-appearing breast.. Even though advanced breast reduction techniques generally lead to a high level of patient satisfaction, limitations still exist. Over time, there is typically less roundness and fullness at the upper area of the breast. The reductive augmentation method helps maintain a full, round breast appearance.. Reductive augmentation (RA) is a one-stage procedure combining breast reduction with breast augmentation (implants). Though adding implants following a reduction may seem counterintuitive, Dr. Chasan points out that when tissue is removed without adding implants, breasts may eventually sag. The RA procedure can also correct breast asymmetry, and address drooping at the bottom of the breast following earlier augmentations.. For Chasans study, 35 women underwent RA; 12 were primary surgeries, and ...
The present invention generally relates to computer-assisted joint replacement surgery, and corresponding navigation systems. The systems and methods presented find particular use in performing hip replacement surgery. For example, in one embodiment, there is provided a system and method for: (a) measuring a pre-dislocation positional relationship between a patients pelvis and the patients femur; (b) performing a post-dislocation femoral registration of the femur; (c) tracking the position of the femur relative to the pelvis during a reduction procedure; (d) calculating a change in leg length and a change in offset, after the reduction procedure, based on the femoral registration and the pre-dislocation positional relationship between the pelvis and the femur; and (e) conveying the change in leg length and the change in offset.
White Cell Concentrate (Buffy Coat). In: MA L, MS S, RE F, N W. MA L, MS S, RE F, N W Eds. Lichtman MA, et al.eds. Lichtmans Atlas of Hematology 2016 New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; . http://hemonc.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1630§ionid=116917323. Accessed January 22, 2018 ...
Two main modifications of Holmess method are described. In both the amount of silver nitrate in the impregnating bath is increased, and larger quantities of higher pyridine derivatives are substituted for pyridine. The preferred method for general purposes employs 2.4% 2:6 lutidine at pH 8.4, and gives a bluish picture with improved selectivity of fibre staining. The use of 1.6% 2:4:6 collidine gives a reddish picture, with highly selective fibre staining, and sharp resolution of neurosecretory cells. Minor modifications of pre-treatment and reduction procedures are also described. ...
Q: Is it possible to have a vertical chin that points downward as a result of fleshy tissue and not bone? My chin is vertically too long for my face and projects downward especially when I smile. Id hate to have complications from having the bone burred down on the tip but would also hate to have titanium plates & screws in my chin from a wedge of bone being cut out to reduce the chin. I live in Texas and I dont know any surgeons here that are properly certified and experienced in chin reductions. Please let me know. Thanks.. A: A long vertical chin can be the result of too much bone, too much soft tissue, or a combination of both. In most cases, vertical chin excess is a combination of both. By definition, a chin that is too long because of bone must have extra soft tissue to go with it. Making the proper diagnosis helps one correct the right chin reduction procedure. Not properly addressing the right problem, or inadequately treating it, is the reason so many chin reductions have ...
Top Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon performs liposuction on almost any area of the body. Fat reduction procedures are mostly carried out on the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, back and buttocks. During this kind of plastic surgery, Top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Babak Dadvand can eliminate excess fat in one area of your body as well as in several problem areas.
In a breast lift or breast reduction procedure, incisions are made to accommodate a higher position for the areola and nipple, as well as to remove excess skin and breast tissue. Stitches usually follow
Background To evaluate biochemical and cellular adjustments from the storage space of leukocyte-depleted crimson bloodstream cells (RBCs). membrane structure revealed a rise in spectrin/ankyrin proportion after 21 times (from 4.84 0.99 to 5.27 0.94, time 0 vs. time 21; p 0.05). At time 35, a reduction in ankyrin (from 6.44 1.70% to 5.49 1.96%, time 0 vs. time 35; p 0.05), in proteins 4.1/music group 3, protein 4.2/band 3, and ankyrin/band 3 ratios and in band 5 was observed. Conclusions Our data display that leukocyte-depleted RBCs present changes in the RBC morphology, membrane protein composition, enzymatic activity, and extracellular electrolyte concentration and pH. strong class=kwd-title Keywords: RBC, Membrane proteins, Transfusion, Leukocyte depletion, Red cell aging Intro Red blood cell (RBC) concentrates for transfusion are widely used for the treatment of individuals with anemia of different etiologies. For this purpose it is important the transfused RBCs keep their metabolic ...
The enrollment goal of 14,000 RBC donors across four centers, with characterization of RBC hemolysis across two testing laboratories, required rigorous piloting and optimization and establishment of a quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) program. Optimization of WBC elution from leukoreduction (LR) filters, development and validation of small-volume transfer bags, impact of manufacturing and sample-handling procedures on hemolysis parameters, and testing consistency across laboratories and technicians and over time were part of this quality assurance/quality control program ...
Patrolling Monocytes Promote the Pathogenesis of Early Lupus-Like Glomerulonephritis Researchers found that glomerulonephritis was driven by TLRs but, remarkably, proceeded independently of immune complexes. Rather, disease in three different mouse models and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus was characterized by glomerular accumulation of patrolling monocytes, a cell type with an emerging key function in vascular inflammation. [J Clin Invest] Full Article Lipopolysaccharide Inhalation Recruits Monocytes and Dendritic Cell Subsets to the Alveolar Airspace The authors used lipopolysaccharide inhalation to induce acute inflammation in healthy volunteers and examined the impact on bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and blood mononuclear phagocyte repertoire. Classical monocytes and two dendritic cell subsets were expanded in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid eight hours after lipopolysaccharide inhalation. [Nat Commun] Full Article FcγRIIb Differentially Regulates Pre-Immune and Germinal Center B ...
In this study, we focused on the role of neutrophils in the recruitment of DCs to the site of L. major inoculation, one main question addressed being whether neutrophils could transiently and locally contribute to the Langherans cell/dermal dendritic cell trafficking as well as to the recruitment of monocytes, the latter being capable to be programmed to either macrophages or monocyte-derived DCs. Our results demonstrate a previously unappreciated role of primary neutrophil extravasation, and of the CCL3 released by neutrophils in the rapid recruitment and trafficking of LC/dDC as well as of monocyte-derived DC to the site of L. major inoculation. We report here for the first time that the selective secretion of CCL3 by neutrophils is critical in vivo for the recruitment of DCs to the site of Leishmania inoculation, as revealed by markedly reduced recruitment of DCs in mice with pharmacological neutralization or absence of CCL3, and in neutrophil-depleted mice. This decrease was restored in ...
Mannosylated fluorescent-DiI macrophage depletion kit [8915] - (composed of one vial of m-Clodrosome® and one vial of m-Fluoroliposome®-DiI)
Clophosome (neutral) and Clophosome - A (anionic) have become increasingly popular for in vivo macrophage depletion. However their limitation has been their short shelf-life. The good news is now we are offering lyophilized Clophosome with a guaranteed 12 month shelf-life. By simple reconstitution in water one gets simply the best clodronate liposome products onthe market(see more details below). Once reconstituted it is used the same way as thestandard liquid Clophosome (F70101C-N or F70101C-A).. Excellent macrophage depletion efficiency of , 80% is achievable with one dose of the neutral Clophosome and even higher depletion ( , 90%) with the anionic Clophosome - A. Long-term macrophage depletion for weeks is also achievable with multiple dosing. Since the launch five years ago, Clophosome has become the number one choice for in vivo macrophage depletionamong immunologists, oncologists and other life science researchers all overthe world.. * Control liposomes for this product: F70101-N or ...