Irish Blood Filter Could Be New Tool In Treating Ebola

The new blood filter, ProBlood CP, from Irish start-up company Hemanua, overcomes the problem of intermittent electricity in remote parts of the Africa by using gravity to separate out blood plasma which can be used to treat people suffering from the deadly virus. The World Health Organisation has recommended the use of convalescent plasma (CP) to treat people with the disease. The new filtration device also allows red blood cells to be given back to the blood donor so they can recover more quickly and remain healthy, something that is not currently done by medical professionals fighting Ebola in west Africa.. Read More (PDF)


December 6, 2014

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