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Viacell, LLC was established as a subsidiary of RiboCor, Inc. in 2000, Viacell is developing proprietary products for blood banking applications, such as functional enhancement of red blood cells (RBCs).
Today there are approximately 16 million units of red blood cells (RBCs) transfused annually in the United States. This number constitutes an average of 34,000 units used every day to support patients undergoing surgery, cancer treatment, complications of sickle cell anemia, trauma, sepsis, and various conditions requiring critical care. Viacell has developed a patented additive solution (VC007) that, when added to packed RBCs harvested for transfusion, sustains the oxygen carrying capacity and cellular energy of RBCs for up to the 42 day storage period.