Hemoglobin-vesicles for a transfusion alternative and targeted oxygen delivery.


Hb-vesicles (HbV) are artificial oxygen carriers that encapsulate purified Hb solution (35 g/dl) in unilamellar phospholipid vesicles (liposomes). The dispersion stability of HbV is attained using surface-modification with polyethylene glycol (PEG), so that the deoxygenated HbV can be stored at room temperature for years. Moreover, the intravenously… (More)