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US FDA approves XVIVO lung preservation device

US FDA approves XVIVO lung preservation device | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for transplantation.

 

The XVIVO XPS lung perfusion system is one of several devices currently being trialed around the world. It is now hoped that with the judicious use of this type of technology that more donor lungs will be deemed suitable for transplantation. Once this technology becomes more widely available it is anticipated that this should lead to an increase in the numbers of lung transplants over the next 2-5 years.

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UCSF Artificial Kidney Project Tapped for Accelerated FDA Program - UCSF Today

UCSF Artificial Kidney Project Tapped for Accelerated FDA Program - UCSF Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Can a compact artificial kidney now be developed within 10 years? Could such a device actually be surgically implanted into patients, akin to the current models of the artificial heart? Until such a device is developed kidney transplantation remains the most important modailty for delivering continual effective renal replacement therapy.

 

As announced via UCSF Today, the UCSF Artificial Kidney Project has been tapped for an accelerated FDA Program within the United States. The most effective treatment currently is kidney transplantation, but those organs are in short supply; last year, only 16812 kidneys were available for transplant in the United States, leaving...

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FDA Panel Favors Device to Boost Lung Transplant Success - MedPage Today

FDA Panel Favors Device to Boost Lung Transplant Success - MedPage Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The news has come that an FDA Panel has given the approval for a normothermic lung preservation device to continue to be used in clinical research in order to boost lung transplant success as reported via MedPage Today.

 

A Canadian center involved in the HELP trial increased the proportion of donated lungs actually transplanted from 25% to 36% after starting to use the EXVIVO lung perfusion device. Of note there remains limited data for the medium to long term outcomes of lungs that have been transplanted after being preserved using this particular device. 

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News that the EXVIVO lung preservation device has  received a preliminary limited approval by the FDA in the United States (humanitarian use device exemption)

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