HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Artificial liver moves toward commercialization

Emergency device could save lives

SAN FRANCISCO -- In cases of severe liver failure, often the only effective alternative to keep a patient alive is a liver transplant. Due to a severe shortage of donor organs, many patients die waiting for suitable organs. An artificial liver that provides temporary support of a person's liver function can serve as a bridge to transplant or as a short-term treatment. Prototype devices, which filter blood toxins that build up as a result of liver damage, have been used in limited clinical trials to support patients. Advances in the development of this device, which could save many lives in the future, will be highlighted at the 219th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

  • Upgraded device awaits human trials: The University of Minnesota bioartificial liver is among the earliest prototype devices still under development. To make it function longer than other models, researchers are using freshly isolated pig liver cells -- believed to work better than frozen liver cells -- as the substitute chemical-processing unit for the patient's liver. The first human clinical trials of this prototype device are scheduled to begin soon, pending U. S. Food and Drug Administration approval, among several patients with severe liver failure. (D. N. Adams, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.; BIOT 81; Monday, March 27, 4:25 p.m.; Moscone Convention Center, Room 300, Esplanade Level. See page 68 in the final program.)

  • Improving device performance: Artificial livers currently being tested employ straight-line hollow fiber bioreactors to house the chemical-processing cells that substitute for the human liver. Such devices are subject to clogging and transport difficulties, resulting in poor transport of nu
    '"/>


Contact: charmayne Marsh
y_marsh@acs.org
202-872-4445
American Chemical Society
26-Mar-2000


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Artificial liver trials show progress, as transplant candidates wait
2. Artificial organs
3. New Type Of Artificial Surfactant Shows Promise In Treating Lung Disease
4. Trial Begins For First Artificial Liver Device Using Human Cells
5. Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
6. Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
7. Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
8. Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
9. NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets
10. New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
11. Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Artificial liver moves toward commercialization

(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 The ability of ... density assessment and help improve breast cancer risk ... accepted for presentation at the European Congress of ... abstracts - eight posters and 2 session presentations ... breast density and quantitative breast imaging software tools ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Surrey, BC (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... will perform LASIK and PRK procedures at their new ... Vision Correction, Dr. Joseph King and Dr. Gabriel Chu ... ophthalmology practice in Surrey is named Fraser Valley Cataract ... facility is accredited by the College of Physicians and ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... State officials have awarded $82,500 to ... Public Health at Georgia State University, to support the ... Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) as ... Center. , The 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline is a top ... referral services that promote the wellbeing of children while ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest ... announced its cause campaign to Save the Bros, http://savethebros.com/ ... making a difference to Bros everywhere. To date, the ... Facebook. The video was named Adweek’s best commercial of ... Mashable and Digiday, among other media outlets. , “We ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... PEACHTREE CITY, GA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... their exclusive advanced microfiber technology and their first compression ... the huge success of this collection, SIGVARIS USA is ... in the MIDTOWN MICROFIBER product line. , Constructed from ... designed with all-day comfort in mind. These socks and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Research Finds Use of Volpara Solutions’ Quantitative Breast Imaging Tools Help Reduce Subjectivity in Density Assessment and Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction 2Health News:Research Finds Use of Volpara Solutions’ Quantitative Breast Imaging Tools Help Reduce Subjectivity in Density Assessment and Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction 3Health News:Research Finds Use of Volpara Solutions’ Quantitative Breast Imaging Tools Help Reduce Subjectivity in Density Assessment and Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction 4Health News:Research Finds Use of Volpara Solutions’ Quantitative Breast Imaging Tools Help Reduce Subjectivity in Density Assessment and Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction 5Health News:King LASIK relocates to Surrey, British Columbia 2Health News:State Funds Child Abuse Helpline Housed At Georgia State 2Health News:ORGANIC VALLEY URGES PUBLIC TO SAVE THE BROs: CAMPAIGN EARNS MORE THAN 1M VIEWS ON YOUTUBE 2Health News:ORGANIC VALLEY URGES PUBLIC TO SAVE THE BROs: CAMPAIGN EARNS MORE THAN 1M VIEWS ON YOUTUBE 3Health News:Building on the Success of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER, SIGVARIS Expands Popular Compression Collection with Longer Foot Length Offerings 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015 Aethlon Medical, Inc. ... address infectious diseases and cancer, today announced that ... to present a corporate overview at the 27th Annual ... Hotel in Laguna Niguel, California . ... ( http://www.roth.com/main/page.aspx?PageID=7207 ). A live webcast of ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015  Students from Indiana University ... how new medicines are discovered. Through a partnership with ... medical students from IU School of Medicine are learning ... at Lilly play different and important roles in bringing ... a former medical educator, scientific investigator, and health system ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... LAKE CITY , March 4, 2015  ECR ... VAR ) is showcasing a full spectrum of ... improve image quality, reduce costs, and enable greater patient ... cone-beam CT imaging systems.  These solutions are on display ... in Vienna, Austria this week.   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aethlon Medical to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2Lilly and IU School of Medicine Partner on Rotation Program for Medical Students 2Lilly and IU School of Medicine Partner on Rotation Program for Medical Students 3Varian Medical Systems to Showcase New X-Ray Imaging Components at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Annual Meeting 2Varian Medical Systems to Showcase New X-Ray Imaging Components at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Annual Meeting 3
Cached News: