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Dr Varun Tyagi is a medical doctor who practices in India and writes about remarkable and historical landmarks throughout the medical world.  Dr Varun believes that 3D printing can help democratize medical care, making medical devices affordable and available to everyone on the planet.

Artificial Lungs That You Can Carry In Bags

Biomedical engineer Dr. Joseph Potkay is working with high-resolution 3D Printing company Old World Labs on a research funded by the VA (Veteran Affairs), to create a prototype of the 3D printed artificial lung, which will be about a half-inch cube in size, hopefully able to fit in a backpack and be used for a week. It will be the first truly wearable artificial lung that’s compatible with living tissue and can provide both short- and long-term respiratory support, and microfluidic artificial lungs. The device has been tested in rabbits, with sheep testing planned for the future.

Source: https://copdnewstoday.com/2018/10/09/va-researchers-developing-3d-printed-artificial-lung-for-copd/