Safety and Efficacy of Hemoglobin-Vesicles and Albumin-Hemes

  • K. Kobayashi
  • H. Horinouchi
  • M. Watanabe
  • Y. Izumi
  • Y. Teramura
  • A. Nakagawa
  • Y. Huang
  • K. Sou
  • H. Sakai
  • T. Komatsu
  • S. Takeoka
  • E. Tsuchida
Conference paper
Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 12)


Keio University and Waseda University have worked together on artificial O2 carrier research for 20 years in close cooperation. Two candidate materials have been selected from the viewpoints of safety, efficacy, and cost performance. One is Hemoglobin-vesicles (HbV) and the other is albumin-heme (rHSA-heme). This chapter summarizes our video presentation that introduced the recent results of our research into HbV and rHSA-heme.

Key words

Blood substitutes Oxygen carriers Hemoglobin-vesicles Albumin-heme Oxygen therapeutics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • H. Horinouchi
    • 1
  • M. Watanabe
    • 1
  • Y. Izumi
    • 1
  • Y. Teramura
    • 2
  • A. Nakagawa
    • 2
  • Y. Huang
    • 2
  • K. Sou
    • 2
  • H. Sakai
    • 2
  • T. Komatsu
    • 2
  • S. Takeoka
    • 2
  • E. Tsuchida
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, School of MedicineKeio UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Advanced Research Institute for Science & EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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