June 13, 2018
Polymerized Hemoglobin Could Buy Time for Critical Patients
Dr. Andre Palmer of the Ohio State University has developed a polymerized hemoglobin he calls PolyHb that would give a critical patient enough time to get to the hospital for a blood transfusion. PolyHB can be delivered in powder form, making it especially portable and a huge benefit to treating soldiers on battlefields or patients in remote regions. It can buy patients up to 48 hours of extra time — essentially becoming the difference between life or death.
Read more about PolyHb and another similar hemoglobin substitute called ErythroMer in an article published by Digital Trends.