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EPO – Finalist 2016 Lifetime Achievement – Helping newborn babies breathe, Tore Curstedt

Tore Curstedt (Sweden) 

Invention: Helping newborn babies breathe

The invention of pulmonary surfactants by Swedish laboratory physician Tore Curstedt at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm marked a milestone in saving the lives of early-born infants suffering from respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), a lung condition that was the leading cause of death among newborns for decades.

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