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URI chemistry professor develops contaminant detection technique for heparin


August 17, 2018

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In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large portion of the supply of the popular blood thinner heparin, sickening hundreds and killing about 100 in the U.S. Now, University of Rhode Island (URI) researchers have developed a simple and quick method for detecting the impurity in heparin, along with creating a process that could have wider benefits. Full Story

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