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U.S. Army supports Palmer's research

Andre Palmer and researchers Andre Palmer, professor and chair of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, works with researchers on developing a temporary blood substitute that can be used until the patient can get to a hospital.Andre Palmer’s research on polymerized hemoglobins for use in transfusion medicine has attracted the attention of the U.S. Army.

The Army’s $2.4M grant will support the development of an oxygen therapeutic with the potential to save soldiers’ lives by enabling on-site administration of a form of artificial blood that could sustain a wounded soldier for up to 24 hours until more comprehensive care can be provided at a medical facility.

The funding builds on $8.4M received in NIH R01 funding earlier in 2017. 

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