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I'm no expert either, but my take is the same based on what I read. They are just a bit better cold storage process. TMDX is in a different league. Plus, I didn't see anything for XVIVO for transplanting livers or hearts. TMDX has units that provide for those as well (US use in final stages of approval). My recollection is livers and heart transplants are higher margin and have less competition.

Mike




Correct that TMDX has devices for all 3 organs - with future plans to develop a device for kidneys. The other big advantage that TMDX will have is the service organization they are developing. They will have TMDX technicians regionally located that will be trained on using all 3 organ devices to assist with organ retrieval, transportation, and delivery - XVIVO has nothing like that. My opinion has been that the success (or failure) of the service organization will be the determining factor in how big and fast TMDX grows.

I'm not sure on margins, but I do know the number of transplants is much higher for liver and heart than it is for lungs.

2019 total transplants for lung = 2,700; heart = 3,500; liver = 8,900; kidney = 15,500.
NOTE - the kidney number is only for deceased donors. It's much higher for live donor kidney transplants.
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