July 19, 2019   News/Publications

Each year, roughly 100,000 babies worldwide are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). In infants with PPHN, blood does not circulate properly through the lungs, and sufficient oxygen does not reach the heart, brain and other major organs. Yet, despite the proven effectiveness of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as a life-saving treatment for PPHN, access to it by patients has been severely limited—in part because of its expensive, unwieldy system of delivery…

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2018

Engineering for Change

  December 29, 2017   News/Publications

The technologies that improve lives in the world’s underserved communities are born as prototypes that evolve through testing and tinkering in workshops, laboratories and garages…

  July 1, 2017   News/Publications

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  May 1, 2014   News/Publications

In the 25 years since discovering a life-saving therapy consisting of breathing low levels of the gas nitric oxide—which is still the only selective inhaled pulmonary vasodilator—Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) anesthesiologist Warren M. Zapol, MD, and his MGH team has given clinicians a treatment to simply save the lives of vast numbers of hypoxic newborns (“blue babies”)and prevent or reverse pulmonary hypertension in hundreds of thousands of adults during surgery…