Researchers Test Bioartificial Liver Device to Treat Acute Liver Failure

By Mayo Clinic July 17,2015

30,000-40,000 people die from liver disease each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. For people who experience acute liver failure, the only proven treatment has been liver transplantation.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed and are testing an alternative to liver transplantation that can support healing and regeneration of the injured liver, and improve outcomes and reduce mortality rates for patients with acute liver failure --without requiring a transplant.

Read more about the Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver and research at the Mayo Clinic