The powerful anemia drugs just keep on coming! HBOCs are well known to cyclist---especially those with cancer recovery experience and Italian consultants. On February 1, 2005 Biopure, a Cambridge Mass. drug company announced plans to market this new anemia product in South Africa--where it is now approved for use in adult surgical patients---humans beings. You can bet that elite cyclists will be interested in a sample or clinical research supply. This product, Hemapure (hemaglobin glutamer 250 bovine) is an oxygen therapeutic consisting of bovine hemaglobin formulated in a balanced salt solution. It is compatable with all blood types (Hamilton or Armstrong?), whole rosters and is stable without refrigeration! (a Team PDM EPO problem from 1992) This is an HBOC---and was used by the US Naval Medical Research Center. Naval personnel are often treated like athletes. Hematocrit levels do not elevate---but oxygen boosting does increase tremendously. http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=BPUR&sc... Look for this product in a South African Pharmacy soon. Perhaps the 16 year old who went EPO positive last September will be first in line?