Progress on an Implantable Artificial Kidney Reported at ASN

The Kidney Project, led by Shuvo Roy, PhD and nephrologist William H. Fissell, MD, is developing a two-part, deck-of-cards sized implantable bioartificial kidney to replace dialysis. A hemofilter will remove toxins. A bioreactor containing human kidney cells will control fluid volume and blood pressure, adjust salts, and make hormones. At ASN Kidney Week 2019, the project announced that a prototype bioreactor was successfully placed in large animals with no immune reaction or blood clots—and no immunosuppression needed. The system now awaits FDA approval to do a clinical safety trial.

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