Plasma Substitute


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Plasma Substitute

 

a fluid that exerts the same mechanical and oncotic effects as whole blood or plasma but—unlike plasma—does not have clotting capacity or the ability to undergo an immune response.

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Gelatin-based plasma substitutes are denatured collagens and thus contain complex mixtures of proteins (4).
They already have experience of selling plasma substitute therapies and estimate that the Bangladesh market is of a similar size to the UK,at around pounds 9m.
Shares in the healthcare company jumped 12pc in early trading yesterday as the group launched the blood plasma substitute to treat patients with severe blood loss.
The company has so far enjoyed revenue streams from OptiFlo which has secured a 26pc share of the highly competitive UK market and from a blood plasma substitute intermediate product which is sold in the Middle East.
Revenue came from sales of catheter maintenance system OptiFlo into the highly competitive UK market where it has now secured a 26pc share and from blood plasma substitute intermediate product Volplex which is sold in the Middle East.
He instituted a priority programme, concentrating on OptiFlo, a catheter management system already in the UK marketplace and due to be rolled out in Europe and the US, Volplex blood plasma substitute which is the next product to be rolled out in the UK and Europe, the TendaGel anaesthetic lubricant gel and micelle propofol, a revolutionary drug delivery system being utilised initially for the anaesthetic propofol.
We believe he will make a significant contribution to the development of our micellar formulations.'' The company, which has offices at Newbridge, near Wrexham, has also announced the completion of arrangements for the local manufacture in Iran of a version of its plasma substitute Volplex/ Gelplex.
In reply to a question, he said rational use of blood components in the management of bleeding disorders was extremely important and efforts are underway for developing guidelines for use of blood/ plasma substitutes. Dr.
Interference by gelatin-based plasma substitutes in capillary zone electrophoresis.
Oxygen consumption and recovery from surgical shock in rats: a study on the efficacy of different plasma substitutes. Crit Care Med 1979; 7:460-5.

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