Making biohybrid lungs implantable

Making biohybrid lungs implantable

Interview with Dr. Bettina Wiegmann, cardiac surgeon, emergency medicine specialist and deputy director for the Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE), Tissue Engineering Unit


Image: a woman in a yellow pullover holds up a plastic artificial lung; Copyright: Karin Kaiser / MHH

Dr. Bettina Wiegmann with an ECMO

Image: artificial ventilation at a hospital room; Copyright: PantherMedia / ParStud

Problems cannot always be solved with artificial respiration – in such cases ECMO is used.

Image: Kyra Molinari; Copyright: Stefan Gersema