"Our studies to date have shown that HemoTech is safe, effective, inexpensive to manufacture, and convenient to administer," maintains Jan Simoni, who has served since 1993 as the Blood Substitute
Group Leader and associate professor of research in the Department of Surgery, where he co-invented HemoTech along with fellow researcher Mario Feola.
Needless to say, many biomedical researchers have since embraced Chang's artificial cellular-based approach to carry hemoglobin through the body, and companies are presently conducting clinical trials with blood substitutes
However, the study protocol allows PolyHeme to be given for up to 12 hours after arrival at the hospital in those patients who received the blood substitute
during the ambulance ride.
HemoBioTech is engaged in the commercial development of HemoTech, a novel human blood substitute
technology exclusively licensed from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
This blood substitute
can be produced in large quantities and stored for two years at 41[degrees]F, and for more than four months at 86[degrees]F, compared to 40 days at 39[degrees]F for natural blood.
But a new fluorocarbon-based blood substitute
, called Oxygent, uses bromo-perfluoro-octane, a fluorocarbon that is quickly excreted by the lungs.
It's the first blood substitute
ever approved for use.
Animal hemoglobin is a promising alternative as the blood substitute
. Enzon and other companies are adapting hemoglobin from cows to this purpose.
Another blood substitute
has been tried on people who have refused blood transfusions because of religious convictions.
But the blood substitute
and protocols developed in order to advance cryonics technology have immediate applications in low-temperature medicine.
For clinicians, hematologists, medicinal chemists, biotechnologists, and blood substitute
researchers, this volume offers thorough treatment of underlying principles as well as cutting edge innovations.