Monthly Archives: September 2010

Protective organ wash engineered

Was on my regular read through the Kidney Patient Forum when I read the following, once again encouraging news:

UK scientists say they have developed a technique that could extend the life of a kidney transplant significantly.

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Protective organ wash engineered


UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis

Some encouraging news for dialysis patients in the not to distant future hopefully. The following was taken from the University of California, San Francisco website newspage:

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September 2, 2010
UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis

UCSF researchers today unveiled a prototype model of the first implantable artificial kidney, in a development that one day could eliminate the need for dialysis.

The device, which would include thousands of microscopic filters as well as a bioreactor to mimic the metabolic and water-balancing roles of a real kidney, is being developed in a collaborative effort by engineers, biologists and physicians nationwide, led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, in the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.

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model of the implantable bioartificial kidney

Model of the implantable bioartificial kidney