Navigation Links
Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream

Canada: There is good news for patients afflicted by cancer, open heart surgeries, and victims of disaster, bone marrow donees and several others who are in need of blood platelet transfusions. A device, invented by a researcher // at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Blood Research (CBR), is capable of scaling down the loss of transferred platelets, and enhancing the platelet supply in Canada alone, by 20%.

Blood platelets are vital to promote clotting of blood and impede bleeding. The equipment, termed as a Dynamic Light Scattering Platelet Monitor (DLS-PM), is the first of its kind that can effectively gauge the quality of blood platelets- A definite boon considering that there is no method of testing or evaluating the quality of platelets. Guidelines dictate that platelets are required to be used within five days to avert a possible bacterial attack to the platelets. With the help of this novel machine coupled with conducive storage practices, it will be possible to store platelets for 8-14 days after a simple quality test. The device will also assist blood analysts in perfecting the donor and donee blood transfusion match.

The instrument owes its birth to Elisabeth Maurer, a UBC clinical assistant professor of pathology and a Canadian Blood Services scientist, who have ingeniously designed the instrument. Keddie Brown, a fourth-year UBC engineering physics student, has fabricated the prototype. The DLS-PM machine has been patented by the Canadian blood services. According to Maurer, with the help of this device, the storage time for platelets will increase drastically and assist in realizing the best platelet match for a patient within 15 minutes of record time.

Canada is presently able to cater to the platelet demands of Canadian patients but the demand is only going to increase, according to Maurer. It is only a matter of time when the positive impact of a contribution of this genre is felt across the world. Test ing of the device will take place this year after which work will go on to make the product commercially available within a five year time frame.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Quality of life after cancer
2. Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs
3. Quality of lives of older people
4. Life Quality For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
5. Relationship Between Genetic Structure And Quality of Life
6. Poorer Quality of Life Observed In Overweight Kids
7. Childhood Obesity May Influence The Their Quality Of Life
8. Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care
9. The Growing Rise In Clinical Research Could Lead To A Compromise In Quality Of Research And Ethics
10. Quality Awareness In Hospitals Can Reduce Mortality Rate Of Patients
11. Data On Quality Of Health Care Can Be Easily Obtained
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... The OSHA ... Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has issued an important reminder ... at their worksites. Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with ... X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color ... users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship ... of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare ... , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people ... how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: