Learn about our service model first hand from our existing partners. In the videos below, experienced physicians from programs across the country share their experiences working alongside Lung Bioengineering.
MD, MBA, MA
Anne W. Brown
BENEFITS OF OUR CENTRALIZED EVLP SERVICE
Lung Bioengineering’s unique centralized EVLP service is the first of its kind.
Our model is designed to remove some of the resource burden experienced by transplant centers. We do this by providing centers with the support, tools and data required to make more informed decisions and improve patients’ chances of receiving a lung transplant.
COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF OUR TEAM
100+ YEARS OF OUR CLINICAL TEAM EXPERIENCE IN DONATION, TRANSPLANTATION AND EVLP
Our EVLP Specialists undergo extensive training, both in-house at our facilities and at Toronto General Hospital where the technology was pioneered.
OPTIMIZED DECISION MAKING
Extended preservation time provides transplant clinicians with additional opportunities to:
- evaluate lung viability
- ensure donor compatibility
while removing some of the resource burden on transplant center staff when lungs become available.
SINGLE OR DOUBLE LUNG EVLP
Our technology provides the ability to carry out double or single lung procedures.
EVLP allows flexibility in scheduling of transplant procedures for physicians and patients.
Utilizing LBE centralized service allows for assessment of lungs procured by other teams, ultimately decreasing dry runs by transplant centers’ explant teams.
REMOTE REAL-TIME DATA
The case management exchange (XMX) provides transplant physicians with real-time data that is viewable remotely from any location and on any mobile device (including cellphones and tablets).
ENHANCED INSIGHT & COMMUNICATION
Live video and continuous data sharing at your fingertips allows for real-time lung evaluation and assessment with EVLP Specialists.
Data, radiographs, and high definition video of the procedure including bronchoscopies are consistently captured and shared, an advantage which often isn’t available during lung evaluation in the donor ICU.
Easy access to data, images, and video from previous cases in order to support learned decision making.
Medical consultations are available during the procedure for peer-to-peer discussions.
IMPROVED CHANCES FOR PATIENTS TO RECEIVE A LUNG THROUGH:
ACCESS TO ADDITIONAL DONOR LUNGS
EVLP allows for consideration of lungs that once would have gone unused, such as those with limited or suspect functional data, or from more distant donor hospitals.
MULTIPLE EVLP PROCEDURE ROOMS
LBE has 2 centers with 3 devices, ensuring access to EVLP services 24/7/365.
UTILIZATION OF LUNGS FROM NON-TRADITIONAL CASES
- Intraoperative referrals
- Double lung perfusion to single lung recipients
- Other transplant center procurement teams
LBE SERVICE CHARGE
Lung Bioengineering only charges a flat fee per patient transplanted and covers reasonable transportation costs, minimizing financial risks for transplant centers.
REDUCTION OF RESOURCE BURDEN
Lung Bioengineering’s centralized EVLP model reduces the resource burdens experienced with in-house EVLP which include:
- Costs of personnel, training and equipment
- Technical issues that can occur during learning curve of training or in circumstances where EVLP technology is not regularly used
- OR time
- Expiring consumables inventory
REDUCED FINANCIAL RISK
Only cases that are transplanted are charged for, minimizing transplant centers’ risk of losing money on organs deemed not suitable for transplant following the EVLP procedure.
FACILITATION OF FURTHER EVALUATION
Lungs are assessed in an ex vivo environment which allows for the gathering of information that may not be available in the ICU and the OR. This means that lungs can be sent for further evaluation, even on short notice, and provides transplant physicians with greater confidence in their decision making.
POSSIBILITY OF REALLOCATION
Our model allows for the reallocation of lungs while on EVLP, maximizing the potential for lungs to go to transplant.
CONTINUOUS EXPERT SUPPORT
LBE’s experienced EVLP Specialists understand the medical management of donor lungs, the allocation system, and transportation logistics and are on hand to offer support throughout the EVLP process.
BENEFICIAL FEEDBACK PROCESS
LBE’s feedback process can help to align center lung explant protocols, creating further consistency within the industry.
Interested in joining our mission to increase the available supply of transplantable organs in the United States? Let’s get started! Please follow the steps below for guidance and an overview of what to expect.
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