Are artificial wombs the future?
They could save more premature babies
A team of scientists and engineers from across Europe are hoping to build the world’s first clinically approved artificial womb. It will, they hope, save the lives of premature babies. Half of babies born at 24 weeks do not survive in incubators. The scientists believe that placing these babies in artificial wombs would give them a better chance of survival. This film explains how and looks at the challenges of making this technology work.