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UMB pumps $100K into artificial lung company

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has invested $100,000 in a Baltimore company called Breethe, Inc. to help market a wearable, artificial lung system developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The investment was made through UM Ventures, a partnership between UMB and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that allows the schools to commercialize technology developed by their students and faculty. Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, executive director of the medical school's Program in Lung Healing, developed the core technology behind the portable blood pump oxygenator and founded Breethe to commercialize the product in 2014.

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