Researchers Shrink Dialyzer Membrane for Wearable Dialysis
Within the year, a team of University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering researchers led by Saeed Moghaddam and Richard Rode plan to build a prototype graphene oxide dialyzer membrane just 2 inches long. The team’s ultimate goal is a dialysis treatment smaller than a cellphone that would be powered by the heart, placed on the wrist, and used for wearable and nocturnal hemodialysis. The NIH-supported research has been in progress since 2016 and will need additional support for animal and human testing. Read the article
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