Eliminate Pressurized Gas Cylinders
Human and animal organs and tissues are valuable products in excruciatingly short supply for clinical transplantation and research. The limiting nutrient for ex-vivo (out of the body) organs and tissues is very often oxygen. Supplying supplemental oxygen can be an engineering solution that may preserve tissue quality and function during necessary storage and transportation. Finely controlled levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide also have applications in research studies for stem cells, cancer cells and studies of stroke and other diseases.
Giner, Inc. has electrochemical technology for supplying controlled quantities and concentrations of oxygen to organs and tissues as well as controlling carbon dioxide. These patent-pending technologies are portable and produce gases in-situ and on-demand, eliminating the need to transport pressurized gas cylinders. Systems that include gas atmosphere control, data logging and temperature and pressure control can be customized to the storage and transportation needs. Demonstration units and experimental data are available now for applications in pancreas and pancreatic islet storage and transportation; other applications are under developments.
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