Team of researchers working on artificial blood platelets.
Anirban Sen Gupta, left, and his team of researchers.

Engineering’s Anirban Sen Gupta discusses new U.S. Department of Defense funding

CWRU researchers to help develop potentially life-saving synthetic blood substitute

ideastreamAnirban Sen Gupta, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering at Case School of Engineering, discussed a new U.S. Department of Defense-funded $46.4 million project to create a freeze-dried blood substitute that could potentially save thousands of lives. “Our goal is to get it to work like blood as close as possible,” Sen Gupta said. “If I want to put a number on it, it would be 90% or more as close to real blood.”