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artificial blood

artificial blood

Artificial oxygen carrier Transfusion medicine A synthetic or semisynthetic substance used to transport O2; usually a blood loss of 20-25% is well tolerated and crystalloids–eg, dextrose, are adequate to raise the blood volume to acceptable levels
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The blood substitute can prove to be a boon for many patients who face the problem of unavailability of blood in emergency situations.
This data driven report contains over 20 links to online copies of actual blood substitutes deals and contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners, where available.
The development of a blood substitute that not only carries oxygen, but also increases the level of red blood cells, could have broad applications in medicine, especially trauma, elective surgery, acute anemia, cancer and heart disease.
This would be a small but welcome improvement in the clinical laboratory, regardless of whether blood substitutes are in use.
In the work on fluorocarbons, researchers are pursuing a longer-lasting blood substitute.
Bollon will discuss the global need for a safe blood substitute as an alternative to contaminated blood.
Genetic engineers also have joined the quest for blood substitutes.
Basic laboratory methods for studying various aspects of blood substitutes (such as preparation, analysis, safety, efficacy, and animal studies) are also outlined in detail in the appropriate chapters.
Moore could offer valuable assistance to HemoBioTech in the development of HemoTech as a safe blood substitute.
1 The contract is successive supplies of medicines, infusion solutions and blood substitutes for particular nutritional products, pharmaceutical raw materials and packaging, vaccines, surgical and specialist surgical suture materials and containers for blood to the Hospital Pharmacy Healthcare Ministry of the Interior in Wroclaw, character matters: ZZ-APT -2375-4 / 14.
Blood substitutes are now in phase III trials in the US--and poised to come on the market in the next few months.
Bucci, an expert in blood substitutes at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, thinks Parsegian's results may mean that blood substitutes need to be encapsulated with water in order to work.