Construction has started for a new three-story lung restoration center on the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus.
The clinic is partnering with United Therapeutics to develop technology that can sustain and rejuvenate lungs, making previously marginal lungs suitable for transplantation. The rejuvenation technology could triple the number of lungs suitable for transplantation, solving the serious transplantation wait list problem.
The lung restoration center is scheduled to open in 2017. Published reports do not provide details about the project’s dollar value.