Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University


Seminars and Symposia

IDAC Seminar, 11 August 2015

Secretariat, Alumni Association, IDAC
Date Tuesday,11 August 2015, 17:00~
Room Seminar-shitsu 1, IDAC Research building 7F
Title Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion in USA; Research and Clinical use
Speaker Toshihiro Okamoto
Affiliation Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center
Person-in-charge Yoshinori Okada (Department of Thoracic Surgery)
contact: Hiromichi Niikawa (ext.8521)
Abstract The shortage of suitable transplant donor lungs remains a critical problem in the United States. The utilization rate of donor lungs is less than 20% with more than 300 transplant candidates dying or being removed from the wait-list due to their disease progression. A new innovative technology, ex vivo lung perfusion, has potential to solve this problem. Utilizing currently unsuitable for transplant donor lungs, ex vivo perfusion has the potential to repair these organs making them suitable for transplantation. A review of the current ex vivo lung perfusion research literature and clinical applications will be discussed.