Web Date: July 19, 2012
NMR Detects Contaminants In Heparin
Dozens of people in the U.S. died in 2007 and 2008 when they received contaminated doses of heparin, a common blood thinner. To help regulators spot future cases of adulteration, researchers have developed a nuclear magnetic resonance method that exposes any additive in heparin samples (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac301428d).
Medical heparin is a polysaccharide extracted from the intestines of pigs. The exact structure . . .
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