Hey Cow, I saw you called. I will call you later. My query wasn't what it is. I was curious if this thing worked and if so, can ALQA make money with it? This bioartificial liver was mentioned in a recent article about ALQA and their agreement with CELG?
Bioartificial liver: current status.
Pless G, Sauer IM.
Liver failure remains a life-threatening syndrome. With the growing disparity between the number of suitable donor organs and the number of patients awaiting transplantation, efforts have been made to optimize the allocation of organs, to find alternatives to cadaveric liver transplantation, and to develop extracorporeal methods to support or replace the function of the failing organ. An extracorporeal liver support system has to provide the main functions of the liver: detoxification, synthesis, and regulation. The understanding that the critical issue of the clinical syndrome in liver failure is the accumulation of toxins not cleared by the failing liver led to the development of artificial filtration and adsorption devices (artificial liver support). MORE...