To study organs in isolation, certain requirements must be met. These include controlled temperature, a nutrient or buffer at physiological pH, aeration for the buffer, a perfusion pump to move the buffer and a system with a chamber to hold the isolated organ. Some organs may require additional equipment related to their specialized functions, such as a ventilator for isolated perfused lungs. Additionally, in order to ensure the health of the isolated organ, experimental conditions and various physiological parameters are monitored. These include perfusate flow and pressure, pH, pO2, pCO2, and biopotentials.

All functional isolated organ systems require the following components:

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