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Northfield Laboratories Inc. Comments on Article and Editorial on Hemoglobin-Based Blood Substitutes to be Published in May 21 JAMA
Date:4/28/2008

orkshop, Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers: Current Status and Future Directions, is sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Secretary and Office of Public Health and Science (OS/OPHS). The purpose of the workshop is to gather the available scientific information and hear informed opinion on the safety of HBOCs in relation to a variety of clinical use settings as a basis to advance the field.

About Northfield Laboratories and PolyHeme(R)

Northfield Laboratories Inc. is a leader in developing an oxygen-carrying red blood cell substitute for the treatment of life-threatening blood loss, when an oxygen-carrying fluid is required and red blood cells are not available. Northfield's product, PolyHeme(R), is under clinical investigation as oxygen-carrying red blood cell substitute. It is a solution of chemically modified human hemoglobin that requires no cross matching and is therefore compatible with all blood types. It has a shelf life in excess of 12 months. For further information, visit http://www.northfieldlabs.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sophia H. Twaddell

Vice President, Corporate Communications

(847) 864-3500

stwaddell@northfieldlabs.com


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