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Dextran Application Area Organ Preservation

Organ Preservation

Dextran used for Storing Organs for Transplantation

Dextran is widely accepted as solution for storing and preparing organs for transplantation. Traditionally Corneas has been stored and/or prepared for transplantation dextran, but now a multitude of different organs and tissues are being stored in dextran solution for increased longevity or dextran are used in preparation prior to transplantation. 

Dextrans used in Organ Preservation Products

Dextran Product commonly used in Organ Preservation are Dextran 1Dextran 40Dextran 70 and Dextran 500

Dextran Thumb 1Dextran Thumb 40Dextran Thumb 70Dextran Thumb 500

Examples of Branded Products Containing Dextran

Bausch & Lomb
Solution for Cornea storage
Dextran 40
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STEEN Solution
Solution for preparation of lungs before transplantation
Dextran 40
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Stem Cell Transplantation
Dextran 40
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Dextran 500 is furthermore used by many eye banks all over the world prior to transplantation.





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Pharmacosmos is the only dextran manufacturer holding certificates from the US FDA and European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM)

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Pharmacosmos delivers a unique dextran quality through a production technology that completely avoids the use of organic solvents and a quality system that meets the strictest cGMP standards for human medicines

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Pharmacosmos sells and ships directly to clients everywhere in the World. We deliver Pharmaceutical Quality Dextran of the highest standards, including those of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP), the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), and the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP).

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