LifeSource Discusses Organ Donation Technologies

LifeSource Discusses Organ Donation Technologies

MPO's Sean Fenske speaks with Julie Kemink of LifeSource about the various technologies used within the organ donation realm.

By Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief08.04.21
In this episode of Medtech Matters, a podcast focused on the medical device manufacturing industry and the factors impacting it, we speak with Julie Kemink, COO at LifeSource. She speaks to the technologies being used within organ donation, primarily for transport and preservation. She also offers insights on upcoming technologies such as the use of drones, bioprinting of organs, and tracking solutions. Specifically, the following questions are addressed.

  • What is LifeSource?
  • As more of an end user of medical devices for transplant and organ donation, can you speak to the transition you’ve seen of those technologies?
  • I understand you’re exploring the use of drones for the transport of organs. Can you tell me a bit of what’s happening there?
  • What about bioprinting of organs? What are you seeing with that?
  • I understand you’re also looking at tracking technologies for organs. What is the objective there?
  • What about technologies used to monitor a transplant following the surgical procedure? Why is that needed?
  • What more is needed from medical device manufacturers for this healthcare segment?

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