Isolated Donor Organ Preservation and Transportation System Using Additive Manufacturing
Organ donation saves thousands of lives every year in the U.S. and the World. A key challenge of organ transplantation is organ preservation and transportation abiding by time constraints. It has been shown that the optimal temperature for organ preservation is 4Â°C to 8Â°C with an appropriate cold storage solution. The prototype discussed in this study is intended to provide a safe, consistent method for cold ischemic storage and transportation of donor organs. The system is designed to overcome many of the potential issues associated with the current systems used for transportation with the innovative use of additive manufacturing that takes advantage of the recent developments in technology. Cost, Quality and Delivery are key metrics that this solution addresses.
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing; Prototype; Preservation; ULTEM PEI; 3D; PCM
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