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Oihana Basabe Burgos

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Oihana Basabe Burgos
PhD student at Karolinska University
Lung surfactant

Master´s degree in Biochemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2014.

Bachelor´s degree in Biochemistry, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain, 2012.
Novel Lung Surfactant Preparations
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
(RDS)
Alveolar collapse

Premature infants

Insufficient amount of surfactant
Surfactant preparations from animal lungs

Expensive

Limited supply

Regulatory issues
Synthetic surfactant preparations

Still expensive

Still limited supply

Still regulatory issues

Goal:
New synthetic surfactant preparantions

Cheaper

Not limited supply

Other applications (drug delivery)

Lung - Breath
Surfactant
Breath - Lung
Surfactant?
Surfactant
Mixture

Reduces surface tension
Increasing compliance
Treatment
RDS
Lack of surfactant
Cheap Synthetic Surfactant
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