The iLA Membrane Ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used primarily to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through it as it does through a natural organ. The gas exchange takes place via a plasma-tight, heparin-coated diffusion membrane which is connected arteriovenously femorally by means of two Nova-Port one KI single lumen cannulas. This makes the iLA Membrane Ventilator the world’s only available pumpless extrapulmonary gas exchange system. The iLA Membrane Ventilator is designed specially for longterm use, and can be applied to the patient for up to 29 days.