A bioartificial kidney that can free kidney disease patients from dialysis machines and transplant waiting lists

Exciting news if you know anyone who has dealt with a kidney issue! Hopefully it’s not you, but in the near future this could be a game changer.

KidneyX is a public–private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) founded to “accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.”  In the past few years there has been great progress toward an artificial kidney which can not only replicate the high quality of life seen in kidney transplant recipients, but also spare them from needing to take immunosuppressants.

“Our team engineered the artificial kidney to sustainably support a culture of human kidney cells without provoking an immune response”

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