More than half of all donated organs are rejected because they cannot reach patients fast enough.
We’re about to change that by extending viability from 4 to 24 hours.
ULiSSES™ Wins Create the Future Grand Prize
Out of 700 entries from 60 countries, VPS’s innovative device takes design award.
See why the ULiSSES™ device is gaining worldwide attention.
There’s not enough time for donated organs.
Right now, most organs are rejected because they can’t reach patients in time.
Let’s change the organ transplant world.
By extending the viability of organs from 4 hours to 24 hours, more organs will be available for transplant, and more lives will be saved.
Why 24 hours is transformational
Extending the life of organs outside of the body from four hours (the time a heart remains viable, for example) to 24 hours would profoundly transform the world of organ preservation, resuscitation, and transport.
The ULiSSES™ device, which is about the size of a small coffee carafe, fits into the overhead bin of any commercial airliner. This allows ULiSSES™ to efficiently transport organs worldwide, and thus dominate the preservation, resuscitation, and transport market.
By comparison, competing technologies that utilize blood to help keep organs alive are significantly larger—the size of a large office copier machine—presenting transportation and storage challenges that can limit efficiency and use.
The ULiSSES™ is a one-time use device with patented technology that perfuses organs and limbs with oxygen. The entire ULiSSES™ device costs less than the replacement cartridge of a top competitor.
Unparalleled Ease of Use
The ULiSSES™ is a one-time use, disposable device that operates with a preservation solution that is readily available in any hospital, emergency room, clinic or emergency transport unit. It is designed to operate at any room temperature, and at any cabin pressure during flights.
ULiSSES™ is a game-changer.
The very first organ ever transplanted was placed in a cooler and packed in ice, and that is still how most organs are preserved 65 years later. This is unacceptable. Vascular Perfusion Solutions (VPS) is working with a team of world-class scientists to perfect ULiSSES™, a device designed to perfuse and resuscitate tissue, allowing organs and limbs to remain viable for more than 24 hours.
Our next round of research
The ULiSSES™ device has already been successfully tested in small animal studies, but now large animal studies must be conducted so that human testing can follow. These steps are important if we are to finally change the world of organ transplantation.
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Here you can read about some of our early investigation and technology development.
Preserving Limbs in 21st Century
For those that are interested in learning more about the state of the art in machine perfusion for kidneys, the following article is available:
Machine perfusion preservation versus static cold storage for deceased donor kidney transplantation – Tingle, SJ – 2019 | Cochrane Library
This paper, authored by the inventor of ULiSSESTM, illustrates the advantages of oxygenated perfusion. We are excited to note that the ULiSSESTM technology is quite different from what is illustrated in this paper. It is much more efficient, and represents a dramatic improvement in the ability of the device to keep organs and limbs alive. Patent applications are pending.
Novel portable hypothermic pulsatile perfusion preservation technology: Improved viability and function of rodent and canine kidneys