Using Stem Cells To Make Blood Substitutes | February 23, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 8 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Issue Date: February 23, 2009

Using Stem Cells To Make Blood Substitutes

Artificial blood derived from cord blood stem cells is being tested in humans
Department: Science & Technology

For decades, researchers have been trying to develop artificial blood to eliminate reliance on blood donors, as well as the risk of infectious disease transmission and blood-type rejection.

Although billions of dollars have been invested, the Food & Drug Administration has not yet approved a blood substitute for use in humans. Now French researchers are set to conduct the first human clinical trials of red blood cells harvested from . . .

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