Bioartificial Liver Support Device (Team 2)
Team Members MD-11
Stephen Thompson, Ben Grau, Bayne Jarvis, Grayce Robinson, Tia Shorter, and Katie Ebbert
UGA College of Engineering- Dr. James Warnock
Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.
Although there are approximately 2,000 cases of acute liver failure diagnosed in the United States each year, there is no established effective treatment for acute hepatic failure. Thus, a bioartificial liver support device is needed as a bridge to transplant. This project focused on optimizing the bioreactor component to improve hepatocyte viability and mass transport capabilities.