The LifePort Liver Workstation is a clinical medical system that provides rehabilitative therapy and diagnostics for human pancreata, kidneys, lungs and hearts making it the most flexible and advanced human organ recovery system in existence.
Creating a flexible platform for use with multiple organ types required Formation to work closely with surgeons to understand the specific needs of each procedure. All aspects of the organ procurement process, from recovery to transplant, were considered during a co-design process carried out with leading transplant surgeons and researchers from the United States and Europe.
The design of the resulting medical system was recognized with a IDEA Award in 2006. In addition to providing research, industrial design and engineering services, Formation also manufactured the first six units.