perfluorocarbon


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per·fluor·o·car·bon

 (pər-flo͝or′ə-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. PFC
Any of a set of inert liquid or gaseous organic compounds that contain only carbon and fluorine and may be used as refrigerants and in other products in place of chlorocarbons. Perfluorocarbons are greenhouse gases.

perfluorocarbon

(pəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) chem a fluorocarbon consisting only of fluorine and carbon atoms
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Noun1.perfluorocarbon - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
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Its lead product, PHER-02, is an intravenous perfluorocarbon emulsion that is highly efficient at dissolving and delivering oxygen to tissues.
The company has developed a proprietary perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier called Oxycyte that is being formulated for both intravenous and topical delivery.
Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory used colorless, nontoxic liquids called perfluorocarbon tracers to essentially fingerprint carbon dioxide that was injected into a coal seam in northwestern New Mexico.
Durham, NC) has submitted a patent application for a new invention that uses Oxycyte perfluorocarbon to deliver oxygen as a first aid treatment for victims of heart attacks and strokes.
The topics of their seven papers include the interaction of drug transporters with excipients, formulation issues around lipid-based oral and parenteral delivery systems, the biological implications of lipid-based parenteral delivery systems, principles in the development of intravenous lipid emulsions, the key factor of protein absorption patterns in determining the in vivo fate of parenteral lipid formulations; nanoparticple targeting for drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, and lipid-coated perfluorocarbon structures as parenteral therapeutic agents.
The lower-than-anticipated emissions generated by the CFC substitutes -- hydrofluorocarbon, perfluorocarbon and sulfur hexafluoride -- would help the country achieve its targets for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to combat global warming, the sources told Kyodo News.
However, you can now use most of these donors following preservation with a special system that includes an oxygenated perfluorocarbon solution.
The product is a second-generation formulation of the perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsion Fluosol, which is the only FDA-approved blood substitute product for medical use in connection with blood supplementation.
SYBD currently is developing three products: Oxycyte(TM), a perfluorocarbon-based blood substitute and therapeutic oxygen carrier; Fluorovent(TM), a perfluorocarbon liquid ventilation product; and an implantable glucose biosensor for continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels in diabetics.
The oxygen-rich liquid - perfluorocarbon (PFC) - re-expands the lungs and gives them the oxygen the body needs.
The Company has developed a proprietary perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier called Oxycyte[R] that is currently in clinical and preclinical studies for intravenous delivery for indications such as traumatic brain injury, decompression sickness and stroke.
They include an eye cream for fine line wrinkles around the eyes, a face lotion, an improved oxygen concentrate gel, and a perfluorocarbon skin oxygenating liquid -- all based on the company's perfluorocarbon oxygenating technology.