Do you subconsciously dread the first drop of ketchup out of its bottle? Have you noticed the inconsistent flow in the substance as you try to coax the ketchup out, only to have a huge gush of flow when you realize you have coaxed it a little too well?
Researchers from UC San Diego have come up with a radically different solution for severe blood loss treatment. In their study, fluids with much higher salt content than conventional saline are combined with viscosity enhancers with the purpose of thickening blood.
In this webinar we would cover the basics on whole blood, plasma and serum viscosity and the importance to hemodynamics (blood flow) and related clinical diagnosis applications. We will present the protocols required to test this kind of samples using VROC® (Viscometer/Rheometer-On-a-Chip) powered viscometers.
We demonstrate our technology capability to overcome some of the challenges encountered by conventional methods to measure viscosity when dealing with blood samples. Our instruments are able to characterize the viscosity of blood and its derivatives as a function of shear rate, temperature, vessel size and red blood cell content. If you want to learn more:
Even in California, winter can be a bit of a traumatic season. With the sun going down at 5 P.M. we got a bit of a vampire complex and decided to make February our month dedicated to the viscosity of blood and its derivatives. To go with our mood, we also published an application note on the viscosity of plasma and serum. However, this seemed a bit like decaf coffee to us. If you know the RheoSense crew, we love our coffee! Hence, we wanted to look at the real thing!