February 11, 2002
Scientists may be close to an elusive goal of creating artificial blood, a breakthrough that could ease shortages and save countless lives.
Biopure Corp. in Cambridge, Mass., has produced artificial hemoglobin from the red blood cells of cows. It has been cleared for use in the Republic of South Africa and is awaiting Food and Drug Administration review of its phase III clinical trials in the United States. U.S.… read more