Biotech firm, Israeli army developing freeze-dried blood technique

06/19/2009 | Jerusalem Post (free registration), The

Israeli biotech firm Core Dynamics is developing a technology with the army that will enable soldiers to perform blood transfusions while on the battlefield. Using the technology, blood collected from newly enlisted soldiers can be converted to freeze-dried powder that can be brought to the field and converted back to blood for use in lifesaving situations. A medical expert said the technology could be used for military as well as civilian applications.

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