Researchers have created a new machine that may repair the damaged liver of humans and keep them alive outside the body for a week. This finding by researchers may have increased the number of organs available for transplantation.
According to the researchers, the damaged liver may work properly for several days with the support of this new technique. They stated that this technique has the potential to save the lives of patients battling liver diseases and certain types of cancer. Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland were also involved in this research.
This device is described in detail in the Nature Biotechnology journal. It is a type of complex perfusion system that mimics all liver functions and supports organs.