Could manufactured platelets help heal wounds?

02/18/2013 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Artificial platelets, made of biomaterial mimicking the human platelet in blood, could be used to stop bleeding and help seal wounds, researchers said at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Scientists suggest the materials could be freeze-dried and injected into wounded soldiers during battle. Researchers found that the artificial platelets reduced clotting time by 30% and blood loss by up to 40%.

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