September 27, 2019 - 


Paragonix is immensely proud to sponsor one of the most amazing sporting events of 2019: an expedition of a group of 50 patients and medical professionals to the highest mountain of North Africa, Jebel Toubkal (4200m). What’s so incredible about these patients? They have reached the peak of Jebel Toubkal breathing with new lungs! The international group consisted of  lung transplant recipients from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Greece and Romania.

Supported by the amazing medical teams of the Medical University of Vienna and the Medical University of Essen, this trek was not just to achieve the almost impossible, but to gain deep scientific understanding of the impact of high altitude on lung transplant recipients. During the trek, regular measurements of heart function, lung function as well as blood gas analyses were performed.

The research is funded by Lunge Aktiv. Please join us in congratulating the group for this accomplishment!


Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

April 2019; Volume 38, Issue 4, S44.

The First Clinical Use of a Novel Cold Storage System of Donor Hearts.

N. Naito, M. Funamoto, R. Pierson, M. Villavicencio, W. Riley, G. Lewis, D. D’Alessandro

Heart, Lung and Vessels

Heart Lung Vessel. 2015;7(3):246-55

Innovative cold storage of donor organs using the Paragonix Sherpa Pak devices.

Michel SG, LaMuraglia GM, Madariaga ML, Anderson LM

Annals of Transplantation

2014 Aug 20; 19:409-16

Preservation of donor hearts using hypothermic oxygenated perfusion.

Michel SG, La Muraglia GM II, Madariaga ML, Titus JS, Selig MK, Farkash EA, Allan JS, Anderson LM, Madsen JC

ASAIO Journal

2013 Jul-Aug; 59(4):427-32

Oxygen consumption during oxygenated hypothermic perfusion as a measure of donor organ viability.

Bunegin L, Tolstykh GP, Gelineau JF, Cosimi AB, Anderson LM

Annals of Transplantation

2010 Jul-Sep; 15(3):35-43.

Novel portable hypothermic pulsatile perfusion preservation technology: Improved viability and function of rodent and canine kidneys.

Tolstykh GP, Gelineau JF, Maier LM, Bunegin L

Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology

2004 Mar-Apr;38(2):155-64.

The application of fluidics technology for organ preservation.

Bunegin L, Gelineau JF