The Organ Care System (OCS) Lung is a portable organ perfusion, ventilation, and monitoring medical device intended to preserve donor lungs in a near physiologic, ventilated, and perfused state for transplantation. Commonly referred to as the “lung in a box,” it is a portable device on a removable mobile base that integrates a wireless monitor, perfusion module, ventilator, batteries, gas cylinders, and proprietary solutions for organ maintenance. The lung is removed from the donor and immediately attached to the OCS Lung, which perfuses and ventilates the organ. The transplant team is able to continuously monitor lung function during transport and customize perfusion and ventilation. The system also allows the transplant team to better assess the suitability of marginal donor lungs that might otherwise be discarded, thereby potentially expanding the donor pool.
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