5 thoughts on “The Kidney Project successfully tests a prototype bioartificial kidney

  • October 1, 2021 at 10:42 am
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    Posted from alternate source after original was removed due to security issue.

    From the article: In the last few years, The Kidney Project successfully tested the hemofilter, which removes waste products and toxins from blood, and the bioreactor, which replicates other kidney functions, like the balance of electrolytes in blood, in separate experiments.

    For the Artificial Kidney Prize, the team married the two units into a scaled-down version of the artificial kidney and evaluated its performance in a preclinical model. The units worked in tandem, powered by blood pressure alone, and without the need for blood thinning or immunosuppressant drugs.

    “The vision for the artificial kidney is to provide patients with complete mobility and better physiological outcomes than dialysis,” said Roy, who is a faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. “It promises a much higher quality of life for millions worldwide with kidney failure.”

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  • October 1, 2021 at 10:42 am
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    $650,000 prize. what an insult.

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    Great job guys! here’s enough money to buy an okay-ish condo in a non metropolitan area! Prize money so low, that if one of the creators NEEDED one… they couldnt afford it.

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  • October 1, 2021 at 10:42 am
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    I read this as the kirby project and I was very confused.

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  • October 1, 2021 at 10:42 am
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    I swear I’ve seen this pasted multiple times in the last week. ⬇️

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