perfluorocarbon


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perfluorocarbon

 [per-floor´o-kahr″bon]
any of various substances chemically related to a hydrocarbons but with the hydrogen atoms replaced by fluorine atoms. In gaseous form they cause environmental damage by collecting in the upper atmosphere; in liquid form, some are used in partial liquid ventilation.

perfluorocarbon

[pərfloo͡r′ōkär′bən]
any of a group of chemicals with limited capacity for transporting oxygen through the circulatory system. They can be used for certain blood substitute purposes, regardless of the blood type of the patient. They are stable at room temperatures, have a pH of 7.4, and are free of infectious pathogens. Also called artificial blood or blood substitute.

perfluorocarbon

(pĕr-floor″-ă-kahr′ bŭn, -floo″ă-rō-)
A class of solvent molecules that can carry nonpolar gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. They have been used experimentally in transfusion medicine and in some ophthalmic surgeries. Perfluorocarbons are also used as blood gas controls when prepared in buffered solutions equilibrated with CO2 and O2.
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The company has developed a perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier and liquid ventilation product (Oxycyte(TM)) and has out-licensed an implantable glucose sensor.
Oxycyte is a sterile, milky white, sub-micron (median diameter of 200-250 nm) perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsion intended for intravenous injection.
Oxycyte is an odorless, milky white emulsion consisting of a perfluorocarbon, disodium, water, egg yolk phospholipids and a few other ingredients in very small amounts.
He then placed six of the animals on typical gas ventilators and six on ventilators that circulated perfluorocarbon through the lungs.
The concept of utilizing our perfluorocarbon emulsion as a way to bolster the delivery of oxygen to wounds from inside the body is new and fascinating.
The Company is also developing non-medical applications for its perfluorocarbon (PFC) product.
MBA, chairman and chief executive officer of Sanguine, stated, "It is the function of our Scientific Advisory Board to investigate and develop non-medical applications for our perfluorocarbon product.
The two-day conference was attended by experts in perfluorocarbon technology, environmental protection, fuel cell technology and other industries that could provide opportunities for PFCs.
SONUS Pharmaceuticals and SUNY/UB have been collaborating in the research and development of a blood substitute product for oxygen delivery based on SONUS' proprietary perfluorocarbon emulsion technology.
The laboratory investigation suggests that administration of a perfluorocarbon with the characteristics and performance of Oxycyte combined with 100% oxygen therapy can reverse tissue oxygen deficit and holds promise for reducing ischemic injury," said Bruce D.
Bulletin Board: SYBD) today announced results of independent animal testing that indicate a breakthrough in the development of its oxygen-carrying perfluorocarbon (PFC) liquid ventilation product, Fluorovent(TM).
Van Liew's group points the way to exciting possibilities for therapeutic uses of our perfluorocarbon microbubbles to deliver oxygen to tissues which need it, as in high-blood-loss surgical procedures, chronic anemia, and traumatic injury.