Development of a pumping artificial lung

  title={Development of a pumping artificial lung},
  author={Mark J. Gartner and Philip Litwak and Harvey S. Borovetz and Bartley P. Griffith},
  journal={Proceedings of the Second Joint 24th Annual Conference and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society] [Engineering in Medicine and Biology},
  pages={1589-1590 vol.2}
Current mass exchange technology is not suitable for chronic applications - particularly in adult patients. One clinically important example is the absence of an extended pulmonary support system for use in bridge-to-transplant applications. Such a system presents unique and challenging functionality and biocompatibility requirements. A development effort is ongoing at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Maryland to develop a novel, active-mixing, pump-oxygenator as an adult bridge-to-transplant… CONTINUE READING