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