from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An isoantibody normally present in the serum of an individual that causes the agglutination of the red blood cells of another individual of the same species.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An agglutinin directed against cells of animals of the same species, as the one furnishing the agglutinin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an antibody produced by one individual that causes agglutination of red blood cells in other individuals of the same species
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The project with HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. to develop a sterile, single-use antibody capture device for the removal of isoagglutinin antibodies initiated in March 2009 met its first development milestone and moved into the second phase of development.
If isoagglutinin antibody removal is combined with the HemCon LyP System, a novel plasma preservation system, which provides human plasma in a freeze-dried form, it would provide a stable and universally applicable plasma for emergency use.
Together, HemCon and ProMetic will develop and validate a sterile, single-use antibody capture device for the removal of isoagglutinin antibodies.
Removal of isoagglutinin antibodies from plasma avoids the requirement to match plasma to the blood type of the recipient.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 10: 59am PST HemCon Medical Technologies Inc. on Tuesday announced a development agreement with a company in England to develop a sterile, single-use antibody capture device for the removal of isoagglutinin antibodies.