|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - Institution för reglerteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 988 913|
|Project duration||September 2016 - January 2019|
Purpose and goal
Our overall goal is to decrease the current organ shortage through better preservation of organs between donor brain death diagnosis and extraction. Within the project, we have advanced our method to pharmacologically stabilize hemodynamics in brain dead donors, which is a necessity to reach our goal. The stabilization is achieved through an automatic control system, which frees resources.
Expected results and effects
We have developed our method within a preclinical model and are currently expanding the intended application area to include a circulatory death scenario and use during ongoing ex vivo heart function evaluation, taking place before the heart is implanted into the recipient.
Planned approach and implementation
The stakeholders have a long experience of collaboration and a well-established method of developing medtech innovations. Through performing all development, prototyping and preclinical evaluation in-house, we maintain a short path between idea and verification. Through this, we have managed to increase the technical readiness of the project to a level, necessary for a future clinical study.