Innovation Expands Artificial Lung Market
Executive SummaryAdvances in extracorporeal lung support devices are expanding the market for artificial lungs and are helping to extend and save the lives of patients with acute and chronic pulmonary disease. At the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' annual meeting held in San Diego in January, researchers discussed new low-flow percutaneous catheters, advances in low-resistance membrane oxygenators, and improvements in pump designs that are enabling simpler, less invasive, and more portable solutions for treating patients with respiratory failure.
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