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Table: Vital Fluids: Three Promising Alternatives


Product, company, and status

POLYHEME, Northfield Laboratories Inc.

Derived from human blood. Northfield applied for fast-track FDA approval on Aug. 28.

HEMOPURE, Biopure Corp.

Derived from cow's blood. Human trials for orthopedic surgery completed in August.

OXYGENT, Alliance Pharmaceutical

Made of oxygen-carrying chemicals. In clinical trials. FDA filing won't come before 2003.


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