UVM Students Are Helping Everyone Breathe Easier
UVM biology science students are growing the possibilities in the lung transplant business with the help of BioFabLab and the Generator think tank. There is a shortage of transplantable organs, and waiting lists are long. The Weiss lab at UVM is developing a way to use the connective tissue from pig lungs to ‘grow’ new human lungs for transplants. Any transplanted lung will only help if its compliance is close to that of a healthy lung. They are also making a device that can measure the relationship between pressure and volume in a de-cellularized lung.
BioFabLab is presenting their progress at Generator makerspace on Wednesday, December 13th from 6pm-8pm.