Biology

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

An Artificial Womb Has Successfully Grown A Lamb For Four Weeks

Building on over 60 years of research, surgeons and neonatologists at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have created an artificial womb that has successfully grown eight fetal lambs for over four weeks. Previous attempts have been successful in sustaining life for just hours, however the new system designed by researchers was able to support the fetuses for up to 28 days without any damage to their lungs or brain.