Accession Number : ADA299748

Title :   Current Issues in Blood Substitute Research and Development-1995.

Descriptive Note : Mid-term rept., 30 Mar 95- 30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA

Personal Author(s) : Winslow, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA299748

Report Date : 01 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : Although a substitute for human red cells has been sought for more than a century, still no product is available to patients. Until the early 1980's, research and development in this area was relegated to rather obscure academic efforts, but AIDS suddenly brought new focus to the effort when its transmission by blood transfusion was shown clearly. Although blood is now extensively tested for the AIDS (HIV) virus, research on red cell substitutes has shown tremendous potential application for these products, and development continues at an unprecedented pace. In fact, a number of products are currently in human clinical trials.

Descriptors :   *BLOOD TRANSFUSION, INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURING, HUMANS, TOXICITY, TRANSMITTANCE, HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES, ERYTHROCYTES, PHARMACOLOGY, ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME, STERILIZATION, BLOOD SUBSTITUTES, BLOOD BANKS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE