DUAG supported the development of a novel blood-activating coagulator to save lives

DUAG member Prof. Rostyslav Bilyy at Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University and his research group developed a novel blood-activating coagulator to meet the urgent need of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

DUAG’s support of EUR 5,000.- allowed to purchase necessary equipment, chemicals and other consumables to carry out an extensive R&D study aimed at establishing an efficient production line of hemostatic powders in Ukraine and optimizing the choice of raw materials for the production. DUAG funding was made possible by a targeted charitable donation from an international researcher.

Another DUAG member, Galyna Bila, was responsible for blood samples and coagulation study and microscopy, while students, displaced by war, Sofiya Ababilova from Mykolaiv and Valentyn Utka from Sumy, devoted all their time to the chitosan production process.

Dr. Sandor Vari (Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, USA; Regional Cooperation in the Fields of Health, Science and Technology Association (RECOOP HST Association)) has been supporting this project from the very beginning.

Now the hemostatic powders are distributed to the frontline soldiers with more than 400 unit-packs already sent and another 700 being in production.

Partners: RECOOP HST Association & I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University.