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Latest News and Details Of the Incredible Bio-Artificial Kidney That Can Treat Renal Failure And End Dialysis Completely

By Andrew Alpin, 3 February 2018

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In August last year we bought you a story about one of the most incredible advances in medical technology. That was the artificial kidney project where a professor and a doctor teamed up together to invent a gadget with the potential of saving millions of lives. The device an artificial kidney was devised as a substitute for a human kidney and has been built to function in place of kidneys gone bad.

1The bioartificial kidney can save millions of lives waiting for kidney transplants

According to the National Kidney Foundation more than 100, 791 people were awaiting a kidney transplant in 2016 alone. 3000 are added to that list every month. If the kidney project now underway meets its new deadline for human clinical trials and becomes available for patients, it will be the biggest milestone in medical history ending suffering for millions of people on dialysis saving billions in the bargain.

The bioartificial kidney can save millions of lives waiting for kidney transplants

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2What is the kidney project?

The kidney project was conceived as a brainchild of Dr Professor Shuvro Roy in 2010. It is a national research project which created a free standing bioartifical kidney that could be used in the treatment of end stage renal disease or simply kidney failure. The device no bigger than a coffee cup would be surgically implanted into a patient and provide then with a long term solution for kidney transplants ending the expensive and harrowing process of dialysis which had just short term effects. The bioartificial kidney when implemented will be saving health care millions of dollars.

What is the kidney project

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3The men responsible for the kidney project

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The amazing duo responsible for this project is Professor Shuvro Roy PhD and project technical director and Doctor William Fissell M.D. The home base of the project is UCSF (University of California San Francisco) however smaller teams coordinate with the project and are based in various universities across the country.

The men responsible for the kidney project

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