SYBD currently is developing three products: Oxycyte(TM), a perfluorocarbon
-based blood substitute and therapeutic oxygen carrier; Fluorovent(TM), a perfluorocarbon
liquid ventilation product; and an implantable glucose biosensor for continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels in diabetics.
When equal quantities are compared, perfluorocarbons
provide more oxygen than hemoglobin, if the patient is in an oxygen-enriched environment such as respiratory assistance.
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
Both studies will additionally be designed to study the widely unexplored correlation between platelets/thrombocytopenia and the scientific reasons why perfluorocarbons
can cause such an effect.
Primary metal operations in Quebec log a 30 percent reduction of CO2e emissions and a 58 percent reduction of perfluorocarbons
Alliance Pharmaceutical in San Diego has created a blood substitute made of synthetic chemicals called perfluorocarbons
These products are based upon core technologies that include biomedical applications for perfluorocarbons
, and medical and industrial applications for biosensors.
MBA, chairman and chief executive officer of Sanguine, stated, "An outgrowth of our work with perfluorocarbons
in the context of the medical industry was the realization that PFCs have numerous applications outside that sector.
The United States succeeded in adding limits on three more--hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons
, and sulfur hexafluoride.
Director of Research and Development for SYBD, is generally credited as being the first biomedical researcher to recognize that perfluorocarbons
, which carry and dissolve oxygen and carbon dioxide, make an excellent medium for liquid ventilation.
But lately I haven't heard anything--anything-- about using perfluorocarbons
as a circulating blood substitute.