Freeze-Dried Blood May Save Soldiers' Lives
An Israeli biotechnology company is working with the army to turn blood from newly enlisted soldiers into a freeze-dried powder, similar to coffee, and send it with them to the battlefield.
If those soldiers are ever wounded, water could be added to produce their own blood instantly and create a lifesaving infusion.
Leading the research is Core Dynamics, a Ness Ziona firm active in the research and development of unique freezing, thawing and freeze-drying technologies for application in blood transfusion, cell preservation and tissue and organ transplantation.
If the idea proves itself, it also could have applications in civilian life.
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