Nutrition

The human lung is a highly complex and well-structured organ. In order to simulate the human lung as realistically as possible regarding anatomy and physiology of the tissue, the project AlveoPic includes porcine lungs in the lung simulator i-Lung. These lungs will be taken from the routine slaughtering process and are therefore not part of an animal model. In order to provide physiologically realistic conditions during breathing simulation, the lung has to be nourished. For this purpose the project team develops a mobile nutrition system, allowing the transport of the lung from the explantation site to the laboratory.