Artificial liver tested as potential therapy for patients with alcohol-related organ failure

22 septiembre 2014

A novel, human cell based, bioartificial liver support system is being tested for patients with acute liver failure, often a fatal diagnosis. The external organ support system is designed to perform critical functions of a normal liver, including protein synthesis and the processing and cleaning of a patient’s blood. The filtered and treated blood is then returned to the patient through the central line.