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Baltimore startup building a portable, artificial lung – the first meant to be used out of a hospital

Nearly 400,000 Americans die each year from lung disease. The just-formed University of Maryland spinout Breethe Inc. is building a wearable, portable blood pump oxygenator that’ll work as an artificial lung. It’s designed for patients with respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary collapse. Though Breethe’s in the earliest of stages, it’s meant to be the first portable lung […]