The EVLP service from Lung Bioengineering is designed to make the process easy for transplant centers.
We remove barriers and provide communication touchpoints at every step of the process.
OUR SEAMLESS SERVICE ADDRESSES ALL ASPECTS OF EVLP
HIGHLY SKILLED & EXPERIENCED TEAM
Our EVLP Specialists receive extensive training specific to this technology.
They have significant experience in donation and tranplantation procedures.
ONE-OF-A-KIND SPECIALIZED CENTERS
Lung Bioengineering has dedicated surgical suites with specialized equipment for the EVLP procedure.
They also have communication technology that makes it possible for transplant physicians in other locations to monitor the entire process remotely.
IN-DEPTH VIRTUAL LUNG EVALUATION
We use a specialized communication system called Case Management Exchange (XMX).
This system continuously shares information between the specialists performing EVLP and the transplant physicians who are evaluating whether they can use the lungs.
This in-depth virtual experience is designed to recreate an in-person evaluation. It saves time and resources while providing all the data needed for confidence in the clinical decision.
THE FIRST FDA-APPROVED EVLP TECHNOLOGY ON THE MARKET
XVIVO PERFUSION SYSTEM (XPS™)
with STEEN Solution™
Lung Bioengineering uses XVIVO Perfusion System (XPSTM) technology to help transplant centers make more informed decisions and improve patients chances of receiving a lung for transplant.
If you are waiting for a lung transplant, talk to your doctor about whether your transplant center uses XPS.
"We are confident that our ex vivo lung perfusion technology will enable many otherwise unused lungs to instead be used for patients on the lung transplant waiting list.”
OUR EVLP PROCESS
Our simple and streamlined EVLP process can be broken down into 4 steps:
REFERRAL TO LUNG BIOENGINEERING FOR EVLP
The transplant center assesses lungs to determine need for EVLP and calls Lung Bioengineering to initiate referral.
Lung Bioengineering opens the case in our system. This step includes gathering detailed data about the donor lungs, the organ condition, and the reason for EVLP.
TRANSIT TO LBE FACILITY
Donor lungs that are not initially accepted for transplantation are recovered and transported to our facility by air and/or ground medical transport.
Lungs are connected to the EVLP machine. During the EVLP procedure, the lungs are warmed to body temperature and infused with a nutrient solution. Air is then pumped through the lungs to gather data on how well the lung is performing outside of the donor’s body.
The EVLP Specialists continue this process for 3-5 hours and provide the information back to the transplant physician to decide if the lungs can be transplanted.
If the transplant physician approves the lungs for transplant, our EVLP Specialists cool down the lungs and prepare them for transportation.
LUNGS ARE APPROVED AND SENT TO TRANSPLANT CENTER
Donor lungs are transported to the transplant center and the transplantation procedure begins.
Lungs that are not accepted for transplant are referred back to the organ procurement organization.