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What does HBOC stand for?

HBOC stands for Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier

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The letter asks for a retraction of the meta-analysis and the accompanying editorial that appeared on line on April 28, 2008 and in the later print edition, as well as an apology to the hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) field.
NASDAQ: OXBT), a development stage biomedical company focused on developing oxygen-carrying intravenous and topical products, announced today that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Medical Research Unit of San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) to assess the safety and efficacy of Oxycyte([R]) as well as hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC) as potential resuscitation treatments for hemorrhagic shock.
Faced with the continued refinement of a urine-based test to detect the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (which has been the drug of choice during the past decade) (3) and the recent commercial release of a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) used to substitute for the oxygen-carrying functions of erythrocytes (4), athletes may be tempted to experiment with the latter product in an attempt to obtain a surreptitious performance advantage.