April 28, 2022 2:38pm

BSTG is also ensnared with a terminal death suit involving Paolo Macchiarini

An Italian doctor who made headlines for pioneering windpipe surgery has gone on trial in Sweden, charged with aggravated assault for performing the experimental procedure.

Paolo Macchiarini, who made headlines for pioneering surgery, charged with aggravated assault over procedure

AFP in Stockholm, Wed 27 Apr 2022 10.38 EDT


But allegations soon emerged that the risky procedure had been carried out on at least one person who had not been critically ill at the time of the operation.

The 63-year-old appeared in court on Wednesday, where he listened to translated audio as prosecutors listed the charges of “aggravated assault” against three patients.

The Karolinska Institute has confirmed that the three individuals have since died, but did not directly link the deaths to the operations.

“Macchiarini has carried out the surgery with complete disregard for science and tried experience,” prosecutor Karin Lundström-Kron told the

Any comment from BSTG, David Green, Interum CEO, Chairman and former (at time) CEO introduced Paolo Macchiarini to Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Tecnology now Biostage (BSTG)