AWAK raises $40 million to continue research on portable PD device

December 17, 2019
AWAK Technologies raised $40 million to continue development of its wearable peritoneal dialysis device, which has received a breakthrough…
In the Journals

Wearable and implantable devices show potential for kidney failure, but more work needed

November 14, 2019
In a recently published article, researchers provided an overview of ambulatory hemodialysis devices, which they suggest “offer the potential…
FDA News

FDA awards contract to Kidney Health Initiative to study patient preferences for kidney devices

October 31, 2019
The FDA has awarded a contract to the Kidney Health Initiative for a 3-year project that aims to measure patient preferences and risk tolerance for…

Kidney Health Initiative offers patient, innovator resources on artificial kidney development

September 11, 2019
Continuing the focus on artificial kidney development put forth by the current administration’s plan to treat kidney disease, The American…

Miniaturized ambulatory kidney device among KidneyX winners

August 23, 2019
Researchers and developers at the Center for Dialysis Innovation at the University of Washington in Seattle, one of the winners in the KidneyX…
Meeting News

Symposium on artificial kidneys opens discussion, debate on alternative devices

August 19, 2019
SEATTLE — With the theme, “Messages from the past illuminate our path to the future,” Buddy Ratner, PhD, co-director of the Center…

Latest generation of the artificial wearable kidney is focused on quality of life

October 17, 2018
A third-generation artificial kidney has the potential to provide unprecedented wearability and convenience, enable freedom from phosphate binders…

AAKP announces plan to join research efforts to develop artificial kidney

August 21, 2018
The American Association of Kidney Patients announced plans to join patient research efforts for The Kidney Project. According to a press release…
Meeting News

Third-generation wearable artificial kidney will be lighter, more discrete

March 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Using the Helmeier’s Catechism evaluation, Victor Gura, MD, said “what we are trying to do is replace kidney…

Implantable artificial kidney developers working with patients on device development

September 13, 2017
Clinical trials for the implantable artificial kidney haven’t started yet, but the device's developers are already seeking feedback from…