Cash injection for the development of the biohybrid lung

Since the early days of DZL, the group of Prof. Dr. Axel Haverich at the DZL-site BREATH have been “on the way to an implantable, artificial lung”. Recently the BREATH scientists have successfully applied for additional funds in a 7-digit amount. Their research will be supported through the Focus Program (Schwerpunktprogramm) SPP 2014 of the German Research Society (DFG) over the next 6 years.

Project members (from left): Nina McGuinness, Professor Dr. Wim Wolkers, Privatdozent Dr. Constanca Ferreira de Figueiredo, Professor Axel Haverich, Dr. Bettina Wiegmann, Associate Professor Dr. Christian Kühn, Dr. Ruth Olmer und Dr. Sotiris Korossis [Photo: MHH/Kaiser]