Wi Medical Device Development

Organ Recovery Systems LifePort™ Kidney Transporter


Organ Recovery Systems (ORS) was Wi’s first customer.  Wi was introduced to ORS through a partnership with a hardware company.  Our partner had software and electrical design capacities but they needed someone with consumable expertise and a background in perfusion.  The Wi team possessed the requisite knowledge to develop what became an industry changing device.  The LifePort Kidney Transporter is a revolutionary method of transporting kidneys for transplantation: it is a portable, insulated perfusion transporter with ultrasonic bubble detection.  Studies have shown that kidneys transported in the LifePort lead to improved long term outcomes for kidney transplant recipients. The ORS program became a touchstone example of Wi’s ability to collaborate with partner development firms to deliver innovative products to out clients.  The program manager at ORS, Doug Schein, went on to introduce the world to the first practical organ transporter.

Organ Recovery Systems Features:

  • Create disposable to minimize transfer cost
  • 11 Months from concept-to-production tooling
  • Novel ultrasonic air bubble removal system
  • Quick-load tube-set design
  • 8 Patents
  • Medical Design Excellence Award
  • Increased transport time from 8 hours to 24 hours