HemAssist . What do forumites know?

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Jeez peeps, I gotta say well done on the detail being put up here.

It would be nice to think that Novetsky and his crew have found a few helpful nuggets in the clinic. Is that likely?

Keep up the good work!:)
 
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D-Queued said:
Manzano (noted above) claims to have used HemAssist. That is pretty good independent validation of its use in cycling, and it came six years ago.
Six years ago Dario Frigo also bought and was caught with some HemAssist, so that's a second validation.

The difference between Frigo and Manzano was Frigo's HemAssist was analysed. The verdict was 'salty'.
 
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HemAssist didn't just stop in 1998 - Neuchatel was repurposed: "Baxter originally built the site to manufacture an oxygen-carrying therapeutic, or “blood substitute,” derived from human hemoglobin. In 1998, Baxter discontinued development efforts on this first-generation product. It instead redirected its efforts to the development of a second-generation recombinant hemoglobin solution, which is undergoing clinical trials in the United States
http://sustainability.baxter.com/documents/old_reports/2001baxtersustainability.pdf

This product was developed after the takeover of Somatogen in 1998 - who had already demonstrated the effectiveness of recombinant hemoglobin as an oxygen transporter http://www.allbusiness.com/medicine-health/medical-science-brain/7112159-1.html Interesting that Optro (Somatogen) and HemAssist (Baxter) both ceased trials in 1998.

The HBOC/HemoPure test was delivered by the manufacturers of HemoPure after concerns expressed about the prevalence of its use in track & field - the full story here http://proceedings.live-record.de/proceedings_10_pdf/10_169.pdf

So we have Baxter & Somatogen combining forces to produce a superior product to their existing HBOCs and a test for HemoPure at 2004 Olympics where Hamilton almost fails a blood test. Something and nothing I've no doubt ;)
 
Mar 8, 2010
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D-Queued said:
Manzano (noted above) claims to have used HemAssist. That is pretty good independent validation of its use in cycling, and it came six years ago. For those looking to claim he is another bitter, Lance-hating liar, please reconcile the completely independent claim.

The drop in HR that you noted for Hemopure, was also observed in the HemAssist trials (and in the first study you cited):

As for the storage requirements, doesn't this bring to mind Lance instructions to Landis to make sure the freezer kept running?

Dave.
You didn't get it or you missed what crap some people wanted to sell us here in this thread.
Manzano loves Lance and all the lawyers turn into scientists now. :D
But thank you for some information nevertheless.

cobblestoned
 

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