- Eugene Mayevsky
Eugene I. Maevsky is a prominent Russian doctor and internationally recognized authority in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics. Prof. Maevsky's main areas of specialization include: hypoxic conditions, physiology of adaptations to extreme conditions and environments (hypoxia, ischemia, hibernation, extreme physical exercises). His notable awards include the Russian State Prize, the
MechnikovMedal “For Contributions to Preservation of National Health” (2000), and the “Calling” Award (2002), presented by the Ministry of Health for fundamental contributions to health research.
Prof. Mayevsky is the principal inventor of Perftoran, a
blood substitutewith gas-transport function based on submicrometre perfluorocarbonemulsion. Perftoranis one of only three recognized artificial blood substituteson the world market. The other two are Oxygent, developed by Alliance Pharmaceutical Group and Johnson & Johnson(currently going through the FDA approval process), and Fluosolmade by Sanguine Corp. Perftoran, considered to be the safest of the three, is similar to Fluosol, but uses a different kind of emulsifier, which contributes to lower incidents of side effects.
Prof. Mayevsky was also one of the principal developers of
Amberen, a succinate-based compound used for treatment of symptoms of menopause.
Prof. Mayevsky’s latest research is dedicated to developing therapeutics for metabolic support and
energy homeostasisthrough utilization of naturally-occurring metabolitesduring ischemiaand hypoxia, studying oxygen-independent properties of plasma substituteswith oxygen-transporting function based on emulsions and developing practical treatments based on this research.
Prof. Maevsky currently serves as a Deputy Director of "Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics" of
Russian Academy of Sciences.
*Ivanitsky GR, Deev AA, Maevsky EI, Khizhnyak EP, Khizhnyak LN. "Prospects of thermography in modern medicine: a study of spatial changes in human skin temperature induced by administration of Perftoran. "Dokl Biol Sci". 2003 Nov-Dec;393:496-500 PMID: 14994533
* [http://www.itebras.org Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Bioophysics]
* [http://biomed.brown.edu/Courses/BI108/BI108_2005_Groups/10/webpages/PFClink.htm Brown University: Current Synthetic Blood Substitutes]
* [http://perftoran.ru/Eng/index.php?newlang=english English version on Perftoran Official Website]
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