Artificial Kidney Scientist Charles E. Jennings Dies

Implantable Artificial Kidney Corp’s (IAKC) president, inventor, and chief scientist leaves behind a legacy of accomplishments
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TOMBALL, Texas - Feb. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Charles E. Jennings, inventor, chief scientist, and president of the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation (IAK Corp) passed away after being hospitalized following by-pass surgery. His condition worsened during recovery when he suffered a severe stroke that left him unconscious and eventually led to his death.

“Mr. Jennings was a gifted individual. He was highly intelligent, a humanitarian, a visionary and a dear friend. We are deeply saddened by his loss. We are now the keepers of the flame, and we will see to it that his work is completed”, said IAK Corp’s CEO Roland G. Ludlow.

Though the news was sad, unexpected, and shocking, the board of directors of the IAK Corp says that enough of the science is completed to continue their project. The duties of Christina White, there Chief Design Officer, will expand to include more engineering responsibilities. There current CEO Roland G. Ludlow will take on the role of President/CEO. They plan to carry on the unprecedented work begun by Mr. Jennings and finish all phases of the project.  The project is in the middle phase of research and development. The company is finishing testing prototypes, and expects to reach the animal testing phase in less than one year.

About the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation and Charles E. Jennings:

The Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation was recently created as a means to further the research and development of the patented (US PAT. 7083653) artificial kidney invented by scientist/inventor/engineer Charles E. Jennings. Mr. Jennings has spent his life working as a scientist, engineer, and inventor. He has a large number of U.S. and foreign patents, and more pending.

In the late seventies he was project engineer for Baker International, (Now Baker Hughes Incorporated), and was promoted to V.P. at their P.A. division. Later he moved on and spent several years as Design Product Engineer at FMC Corporation.

In the early eighty’s he was hired by Vetco Grey, (Recently acquired by G.E.) an oil exploration company. In his role as scientist/engineer/inventor for Vetco Grey, he solved challenging technical problems with offshore and onshore oil platforms. He improved, innovated, and designed new equipment that helped advance the industry. He holds the record at the company for the most approved patents created by an individual. He has a full understanding of mechanical engineering, chemistry, propulsion, and hydraulics. He was the main creator and inventor of the fire safe wellhead that is now in use worldwide.

Mr. Jennings has the gifted ability to solve difficult design and engineering problems, and was one of Vetco Grey’s top think tank members. Over the course of his life his inventions have been used by organizations such as NASA, U.S. Steel, Astroworld, Igloo, Blue-Water Marine, and many more. Mr. Jennings retired from Vetco Grey in 2012. He became one of the founders of the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation in early 2013. A complete list of his patents can be found at Google patents and

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