Welcome to the website of the AmbuLung project



A milestone in the evolution of artificial organs

The objective of this project is to design a first of a kind miniaturized, wearable ambulatory bioartificial lung for

  • long-term respiratory support in AECOPD (Acute exacerbated COPD), when non-invasive ventilation has failed, and
  • the unload of the over-distended lung in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Desease (COPD).

AmbuLung is funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme ( FP7 ) Theme “ Medical technology for transplantation and bioartificial organs “ with the Grant Agreement no. 304932. The financial contribution of the European Commission amounts to € 5,6 million.


This project is a multinational and interdisciplinary collaboration, started on July 1st 2012, which will run for 3 years.

This site is ment to describe the objectives and to document

the progress and outcome of the AmbuLung project.

As such it will be modified and extended as we proceed.

This project is funded by the European Union EU-Flagge sfp