ALung breathes easy with $16M funding round

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ALung Technologies raises a nearly $16 million Series B1 round for its Hemolung respiratory assist device. ALung Technologies said it raised a $15.8 million Series B1 round it plans to use to accelerate the commercialization of its Hemolung respiratory assist device. The Pittsburgh-based medical device company said the round was led by Allos Ventures and included … Continued

Wearable Artificial Lung to Be Developed at Pitt Through $3.4 Million Grant

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PITTSBURGH—Each year, nearly 350,000 Americans die of some form of lung disease, with another 150,000 patients needing short- and long-term care. Unfortunately, current breathing-support technologies are cumbersome, often requiring patients to be bedridden and sedated. Now, with the support of a $3.4 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh will … Continued

Artificial Inspiration

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The donor lungs of the future — built from collagen or silicone rubber or engineered from donor organs stripped of their original cells — might give a new lease of life to COPD patients. Sarah Gilpin is talking to a pair of opalescent human lungs. “You guys are so cool,” she says, peering into a … Continued

Regenerative Medicine Spin-Out Funds Research Fellowship

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The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine received a monetary gift award of $70,000 from ALung Technologies Inc. in support of a research fellowship in the area of respiratory assist devices. The award augments ongoing studies with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine-Medical Devices Laboratory headed by William Federspiel, PhD, the William Kepler Whiteford professor of bioengineering, … Continued