MICROFLUIDICS AND MANUFACTURED BLOOD
There is a massive unmet and increasing clinical demand for blood. We are engineering miniaturised, high throughout devices for purifying industrially-generated blood.
There is a massive unmet and increasing clinical demand for blood – in the UK alone 2.2 million units of blood are used each year at a cost of around £140 per unit. The industrial generation of blood would end current problems in maintaining supply of blood for transfusion, managing the risk of infection and ensuring compatibility between donor and recipient.
This short video was produced by Ewa Guzniczak, as part of a movie competition for PhD students to present their work. The video introduces the challenge of blood demand and how stem cells could help.