Product, company, and status
POLYHEME, Northfield Laboratories Inc.
Derived from human blood. Northfield applied for fast-track FDA approval on Aug. 28.
HEMOPURE, Biopure Corp.
Derived from cow's blood. Human trials for orthopedic surgery completed in August.
OXYGENT, Alliance Pharmaceutical
Made of oxygen-carrying chemicals. In clinical trials. FDA filing won't come before 2003.