A wearable lung device is designed to provide mobility -- a key to better health -- for patients awaiting lung transplants, with prototypes about to undergo testing with a variety of medical plastics. "This is a wearable, fully integrated blood pump and lung designed to provide longer-term respiratory support up to one to three months while maintaining excellent blood compatibility," said William Federspiel, professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where research on the device complements previous work done at the University of Maryland.

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