Manufactured platelets may 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 a wound, 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, increasing their survival chances. Researchers found that the artificial platelets reduced clotting time by 30% and blood loss by nearly 40%.

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