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Airway cell and nutrient delivery device for regenerative lung tissue

Biobusiness Grant Recipient: Amir A. Naqwi, PhD

Grant Period: 2016-2017

Award Value: $99,960

Site: MSP Corporation

Click here to see Naqwi’s Final report

Project Summary:

The purpose of this project is to develop means for delivering cells and nutrients to the airways of regenerative lung tissue. A novel aerosolizing catheter (developed for intra-tracheal drug delivery) will be adapted to an existing whole-lung bioreactor. By the end of this one-year project, we expect to have a device capable of coating the walls of the trachea and the two bronchi with cells, nutrients and other agents, as needed for successfully growing the regenerative lung tissue.