Technology Overview

Consider the fundamental role of oxygen—or lack thereof—in human health. Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) when found in the brain is a stroke; in the heart, it’s a heart attack; in the legs, it’s peripheral arterial disease; systemically, it may be respiratory.

Oxygen is essential to life—right down to the cells that make up every part of your body. Wherever oxygen is lacking in the human body, the results can be deadly.

When your cells are deprived of oxygen, it’s called hypoxia, and it can have a significant, negative impact on your body’s ability to fight stroke, cancer, and other diseases. In stroke, ensuring cells have the oxygen they need can help prevent permanent damage. Researchers also know that cancerous tumor cells thrive on hypoxia, and make it difficult for treatments like radiation and chemotherapy to work as intended.

Mechanism of Action: Diffusion has developed a revolutionary technology: Trans Sodium Crocinate (TSC), which through a novel, proprietary mechanism safely re-oxygenates tissue; potentially fulfilling unmet needs across a number of billion-dollar medical markets.

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Introducing oxygen to tissue can have a dangerous side effect: toxicity which can be caused by too much of the element in an area. But when TSC is used, oxygen levels of normal tissue remain unaffected, and additional harmful side effects are avoided. As you can see here, TSC’s re-oxygenation helps prevent the treatment-resistance syndrome caused by hypoxia, allowing standard radiation and chemotherapy treatments to be more effective.