The first generation of perfluorocarbons
used as blood substitutes in mice during the 1960s had a major drawback -- poorly eliminated by the organism, they accumulated in the tissues of the body.
Navy plans to initiate preclinical studies to investigate the potential use of OBI's proprietary perfluorocarbon
emulsion, Oxycyte([R]), as an intravenously delivered adjunctive treatment for complex infected wounds and related injuries.
To make vaccines without water, the researchers prepared microscopic spheres of sugar loaded with tetanus vaccine and suspended them in perfluorocarbons
Oxycyte is the Company's perfluorocarbon
(PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier.
may also provide an alternative for patients who decline any natural blood products for religious reasons.
Oxycyte is Synthetic Blood's proprietary perfluorocarbon
(PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier and blood substitute.
The data must show emissions from human sources of six greenhouse gases covered by the protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons
(PFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Austria and Denmark have been given two months to reply to a European Commission question concerning extended bans for hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) and perfluorocarbons
The United States succeeded in adding limits on three more--hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons
, and sulfur hexafluoride.
F2 is primarily active in the manufacture of perfluorocarbons
(part of a chemical group commonly described as inert fluids).
Pointing out that several gases currently being used as ozone-safe replacements for CFCs - notably hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons
(PFCs) - contribute to global warming and are therefore targeted for reduction under the Kyoto Protocol, delegates agreed on a process for coordinating the work of the scientific, technology and economic assessment panels on ozone with similar panels and committees linked to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change.
But lately I haven't heard anything--anything-- about using perfluorocarbons
as a circulating blood substitute.