Cardiothoracic Surgeon Plans Development of Portable Artificial Lung

For immediate release: April 14, 2015

A new partnership between the University of Maryland and Breethe, Inc. is the next step in bringing a portable artificial lung to patients with respiratory failure. The Baltimore Business Journal covered the announcement between UM Ventures, the university's commercialization office, and Breethe, Inc., founded in 2014 by Bartley Griffith, MD, professor of surgery and executive director of the Program in Lung Healing at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

The backpack-size blood oxygenation machine will allow hospital-bound patients to return to their homes while using the device.