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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 5258196, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5258196
Research Article

Towards a Biohybrid Lung: Endothelial Cells Promote Oxygen Transfer through Gas Permeable Membranes

1Department of Biohybrid & Medical Textiles (BioTex), AME-Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ITA-Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany
2AMIBM-Maastricht University, Urmonderbaan 22, 6167 RD Geleen, Netherlands
3Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
4Department of Cardiovascular Engineering (CVE), Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany
5DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Forckenbeckstraße 50, 52056 Aachen, Germany
6Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME), Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany
7Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pneumology, Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Stefan Jockenhoevel; ed.nehcaa-htwr.aih@leveohnekcoj

Received 31 March 2017; Accepted 24 May 2017; Published 23 August 2017

Academic Editor: Jeroen Rouwkema

Copyright © 2017 Sarah Menzel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Table S1: Mean oxygen partial pressure for blank and endothelialized membranes.

Table S2: Oxygen transfer rates of blank and endothelialized membranes.

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