Pittsburgh researchers aim to create compact, portable artificial lung in 5 years

Updated on March 20, 2013

Great article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today. Here’s an excerpt:

Pittsburgh researchers have set a five-year goal to develop a compact artificial lung that could be worn in a fanny pack and received a $3.4 million federal grant to help make it happen.

William Federspiel, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, is leading a team that will use the grant from the National Institutes of Health, announced Tuesday, to replace technologies that keep those awaiting lung transplants or recovering from acute, chronic-lung failure bedridden and tethered to cumbersome machines to breathe.

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