CLEVELAND -- A small Cleveland company may be on the verge of a huge medical breakthrough - artificial human blood.
Arteriocyte Medical Systems is housed in the BioEnterprise complex in Cleveland's University Circle area. The research going on inside its laboratory is groundbreaking.
"We think we can grow fresh blood faster that what the human body would naturally grow fresh blood," says Donald Brown, CEO. He is referring to a project in which Arteriocyte has developed a machine that produces actual human blood.
The technique is known as blood pharming and relies upon the creation of an artificial replacement for human bone marrow.
"You want to be able to grow blood faster, more efficiently, more effectively than what the human body would do," Brown explained, adding that by linking 10 of his machines together as much as 100 units of human blood could be produced in a week's time.
The good news continues. There is reason to believe that it could save soldiers on the battlefield, and we may not have to worry about running out during a catastrophe. Jobs are sure to be created as well as new discoveries based on the research already done. They currently have a machine in the works that can create valuable platelet rich plasma.
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