Received: 3 September 2018
Accepted: 19 November 2018
First Online: 4 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study complies with the Basel declaration and the ethical guidelines of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). The study was conducted in accordance with the German animal protection law and with the European Communities Council Directive 2010/63/EU. All experiments were approved by the responsible authority (Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection; No.: 33.12–42,502–04-11/0498 and 33.9–42,502–04-12/0853).
: Not applicable.
: SB was sponsored to participate in training on cellular ex vivo lung perfusion on the VivoLine device for EVLP by Vivoline Medical AB in Lund, Sweden, 2011. GW reports grants and non-financial support from Transmedics Inc. outside the submitted work.The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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