Warm liver transplants – ECF portfolio company supported by British Business Bank

Press release 18 March 2013

Surgeons in London have carried out the first ‘warm liver’ transplant using an organ which was ‘kept alive’ at body temperature in a machine.

Usually donor livers are kept on ice, but many become damaged as a result. An ECF portfolio company, Organox, has developed an innovative system for keeping a donated organ in better conditions and for twice as long as previously, which gives a much higher chance of successful transplantation.

See this link to the BBC website.

Organox is a portfolio company of the Oxford Technology Enterprise Capital Fund.