Will cost cheaper than one unit of blood' The blood substitute
can prove to be a boon for patients who face the problem of unavailability of blood.
In India, one unit of blood (350-400 cc) costs around Rs 500-800, while this blood substitute
will cost approximately10-12 per cent less than that.
For a sample containing HBOC, the absorbance readings are offset because of the strong absorbance of the blood substitute
at 415 nm, and a negative slope is observed during the incubation interval.
HemoBioTech is engaged in the commercial development of HemoTech, a novel human blood substitute
technology developed by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center scientists, Drs.
Several companies are nearing the finish line in the competition to be the first to put a polymerized-hemoglobin blood substitute
on the market.
The second section contains discussions on future generations of blood substitutes
, their prospects, and approaches to existing problems with these products.
Such toxicity has plagued all first generation hemoglobin-based blood substitute
Logan also outlined a simple method for breaking open red blood cells and separating the swine and human hemoglobins -- a crucial step toward producing a human blood substitute
FDA Cites the Adenosine/GSH Modified Hemoglobin Strategy Employed in HemoTech - A New Generation Blood Substitute
It may also lead to the use of farm animals as "biofactories" capable of producing large quantities of human hemoglobin that could serve as a cell-free blood substitute
compatible with recipients of any blood type.
This meta-analysis reported a 30 percent higher risk of death overall for patients who received transfusions using the first-generation blood substitute
products developed by five different companies; Baxter, Hemosol, Biopure, Northfield and Sangart.
Scientists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, report that perfluorodecalin -- a major ingredient in the only artificial blood substitute
to undergo clinical trials in the United States -- and perhaps other fluorocarbons can react with organic molecules under surprisingly mild chemical conditions such as those found in biological systems.