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Implantable Artificial Kidney Corp Brings New Hope for Chronic Renal Failure Patients
Company’s patented implantable artificial kidney device is the first of its type in the world
The device is designed to function in the same manner as a human kidney. This means it is intended to extract waste, and keep the nutrients needed by the body. It is designed to not be rejected by the body, eliminating the post-operative immunosuppressants and frequent patient monitoring that a human kidney transplant patient would require for the rest of his life. It is designed to create urine immediately after being implanted, unlike a human implanted kidney, which may take 2 weeks or longer to begin functioning.
The design involves using special filters and reverse osmosis to separate waste material and water. It is small, approximate 4” long x 2” wide x ½” high, and is built using medical plastic materials. It can be implanted or worn outside the body.
CEO Roland G. Ludlow said, “The simplicity of design and its small size make it unique. Past in-house tests separated the materials effectively. We are making great progress, and we are extremely excited about its potential”.
According to the company, the design is the first of its type, and no one else has this technology. Recent upgrades to the prototype are nearly complete and it will soon be ready for a full test by a third party ISO accredited laboratory Upon successful test results, the company plans to proceed to animal testing on pigs, since their circulatory system is very similar to a human's.
Full information can be found at the company’s website: Implantablekidney.org