Perfluorocarbons


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Perfluorocarbons

Potent greenhouse gases that accumulate in the atmosphere and remain there for thousands of years. Aluminum production and semiconductor manufacture are the largest known manmade sources of perfluorocarbons.
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The use of perfluorocarbons was proposed by Japanese physicians.
SYBD currently is developing three products: Oxycyte(TM), a perfluorocarbon-based blood substitute and therapeutic oxygen carrier; Fluorovent(TM), a perfluorocarbon liquid ventilation product; and an implantable glucose biosensor for continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels in diabetics.
When equal quantities are compared, perfluorocarbons provide more oxygen than hemoglobin, if the patient is in an oxygen-enriched environment such as respiratory assistance.
8% as of fiscal 1996 when compared with 1990 levels for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide, and with 1995 levels for hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.
However, the perfluorocarbons would not be acceptable in rigid appliance foams, EPA says.
It is a step beyond our initial research effort that focused on the topical delivery of perfluorocarbons for wound healing in the form of a gel.
In June 2006, Denmark notified to the Commission the specific measures it had adopted in July 2002 concerning three greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol: hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), all three of which have high global warming potential.
To circumvent the need for either refrigeration or field preparation, Roser and his colleague Shevanti Sen turned to perfluorocarbons, which are chemically stable, nontoxic liquids.
Both studies will additionally be designed to study the widely unexplored correlation between platelets/thrombocytopenia and the scientific reasons why perfluorocarbons can cause such an effect.
The information must include figures for Member States' emissions of the six greenhouse gases controlled by the Protocol - carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons 5PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Alliance Pharmaceutical in San Diego has created a blood substitute made of synthetic chemicals called perfluorocarbons.
These products are based upon core technologies that include biomedical applications for perfluorocarbons, and medical and industrial applications for biosensors.