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.