Hiding worms under the sand sailors to properties oxygenating : the arenicoles. In their blood, molecules capable of transporting 40 times more oxygen than our hemoglobin. In vials, the product obtained from their blood. It will be administered to a dozen patients with Covid-19 to relieve breathing difficulties.
“This molecule is an oxygen transporter. This would prevent intubation, and inject the product vascularly, intravenously, to allow people to have enough oxygen to breathe“, explains Franck Zal, CEO of Hemarina, a company from Finistère. The oxygenating properties of arenicultural plants have been studied for 25 years. The product is not new. It has already been successfully tested in kidney transplants and the second facial transplant. It made it possible to oxygenate the grafts, and thus, to preserve them better.
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