Hospital Clínic in Barcelona is one of the participants of our upcoming clinical study on kidney normothermic perfusion. Members of the technical of team of EBERS traveled to Barcelona to train the new users of the device, which included nephrologists, urologists and several other members of the Transplant Coordination Unit of the hospital. The interest of Hospital Clínic in the ARK normothermic perfusion system of EBERS goes beyond the clinical study, as several of their research projects will also benefit from normothermic perfusion.
The ARK normothermic perfusion system from EBERS was showcased during the TERMIS-AM conference that took place on August 29th-1st September in Milan, Italy. The company was present with a stand in the commercial exhibition of the conference. In addition, the company also participated in the Machine Perfusion Lab, which included two hands-off demonstration sessions where delegates of the congress had the possibility of seeing the ARK Kidney device in normal operation with porcine kidneys. The company was represented by its CEO, Pedro Moreo, and CTO, Víctor Alastrué.
EBERS’ research collaborator, Dr. Álex Gutiérrez, presented the last results obtained with the ARK normothermic perfusion system for ex vivo kidney preservation at the annual meeting of the Spanish Society for Transplantation (SET 2021). The scientific meeting was expected to take place in Málaga, Spain on February 12 – 14, but due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic it was celebrated virtually. Dr. Gutiérrez gave an oral presentation titled “Ex vivo normothermic perfusion reduces cold ischemic damage and delayed graft function in an experimental model of renal transplantation”, where he discussed the benefits obtained in post-transplant renal function derived from the use of EBERS’ ARK KIDNEY device during the preservation of the graft.
EBERS was represented by its CEO, Pedro Moreo, in the Clinical Sessions of Transplant Coordination Unit of the Clinical Hospital of Barcelona, organized by DTI Foundation and celebrated virtually on January 27, 2021. Dr. Moreo was invited to give a talk in the session titled “Organ perfusion systems: a solution for the future”, where he introduced the ARK KIDNEY system for renal transplantation and gave his view on the changes that will take place in the field of organ transplantation thanks to the dissemination of ex vivo normothermic perfusion technology.