Welcome to the Bioartificial Liver page!
This webpage has been designed to provide information about current research in bioartificial liver technology. We have designed the page to provide information about liver function, disease, and current devices that has been approved for human experimentation.
Bioartificial Liver (or BAL) is a term that refers to the various devices and therapies that are being developed to help individuals with liver complications. Click on any of the provided links to view information on:
Normal Liver function in healthy individuals.
Liver Pathologies and Diseases that can lead to the need for transplantation or liver therapy.
Liver Transplantation as it is now performed.
Design Considerations and Enabling Technologies that are key to the development of a successful BAL device
Demographic Information on liver transplantation and liver disease
Current Work being done on BAL devices; information on the major devices that have been approved for clinical trials
The Future of BAL technology.
Supplementary links, definitions, interviews, and additional information.
The Liver Crew is:
Hashim Mehter: Clinical work, Supplementary Material
Priya Sateesha: Clinical work, Demographics, Future work, Design requirements
Jahi Gist: Demographics, Future work, Design requirements, Web Design
Susana Candia: Liver function, Clinical work, Future work
Roxanne Wadia: Liver Pathology, Transplantation
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