The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) held a press Conference on Wednesday, March 13, to announce the recent successes of researchers with the MOST “Germination Program”.
A team of researchers at Taiwan’s Chung Yuan Christian University working with MOST support have invented the world’s fastest and most effective white blood cell filtering device, which already achieved FDA approval for market in late 2018.
The head of the research team, Professor Chang Yong of the Department of Chemical Engineering, says the device can effectively isolate and remove white blood cells from any blood sample. The device was also completely developed and manufactured in Taiwan, with Taiwan-made components.
Chang observes that since depleting white-blood cells is a necessary step in preparing blood for blood transfusion procedures, the new device is expected to drastically reduce transfusion time for patients. Read more