The U.S. has finally developed artificial blood. It is grown from umbilical cord cells and genetically modified animal cells. It won’t be available for use for another five years (lots of testing and production optimization required), and will cost about $1,000 a pint (450 millileters).
This is a technology that bears watching and has some real future aplications, given the complexity of biological fluids and tissues.
Oh, and kudos to anyone that gets the title reference. Wonder how progress is going on the BrainPal.