The endothelium of the lung is an extremely vulnerable tissue. Outside of the body, cells once safeguarded by protective homeostatic conditions are suddenly exposed to a highly variable environment, which can cause harm to such an important layer of tissue. Traditionally, donor lungs destined for transplantation were placed into commercial-grade coolers filled with ice to transport it to the recipient. This method presents a multitude of uncontrolled variables that can also impact the post-transplant function of the lung. Clinical evidence has shown that the use of ice can expose the donor lung to freezing temperatures, leading to irreversible cellular damage.1
The Paragonix LUNGguard is an Advanced Organ Preservation device specifically designed to standardize the variables of donor lung preservation, providing physicians with stable cooling technology driven by real-time data monitoring.
Caution: Federal (US) law restricts this device to sale by or in the order of a licensed health care practitioner. Please refer to Instructions for Use for full prescribing information. Cleared indication is for 8-hour use. Patents issued and pending. See Indications For Use for more information.