First Synthetic Blood Human Trials to Go Soon

Synthetic-BloodA recent report has unveiled that the first ever human trials of synthetic blood in the world have been agreed for taking place in Scotland.

The researchers at Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) in Edinburgh are to conduct the trials, for which they have got a license. The team could make blood from stem cells now that could further be tested on humans.

It is being said that the license provided by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) would allow the researchers to give a try and create blood on an industrial scale. The same would assist them in fighting shortages as well as allow them stop the infection transfer from blood donors.

Stem cells from adult donors would be used by researchers as the project's part. These stem cells are dubbed as induced pluripotent stem cells.

As per the report, the trials on humans would be the first stage trials, which would create more large-scale clinical trials. Also, these could lead to regular use of synthetic blood.

"This makes our life easier because we can identify a person with the specific blood type and get them to donate a sample from which we could manufacture the cell lines", said Project leader Marc Turner.