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Blood Substitutes Award


Kana Yamada (2nd year student in the Department of Applied Chemistry in the Master’s Program of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering) has been awarded the Student Presentation Award at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Blood Substitutes, Japan. After strict judging, Yamada’s presentation was selected and awarded for its excellent content.

【Dates, Venue】
October 22-23, 2015, Kumamoto University

【Award Winning Title】
Development of Artificial Blood for Dogs
(Chuo University Faculty of Science and Engineering) Kana Yamada, Motofusa Akiyama, Teruyuki Komatsu

【Research Content】
Synthesized a cluster (hemoglobin-GM dog serum albumin) (brand name: HemoAct-C™) that can be used as artificial blood for dogs, and clarified its properties and oxygen capacity. As Japan has no blood donor and transfusion system for animals, veterinarians in the front line of pet medicine are troubled by the problem of a “lack of blood for transfusions.” This result is an epoch-making discovery that will contribute greatly to animal blood transfusion therapy, and early practical implementation is eagerly anticipated.

For more information, please visit links below.

Press Release: Development of Artificial Blood for Dogs new window

Bioinorganic Chemistry/ Komatsu Laboratory new window