A 30 Minute to 24 Hour Dialysis Machine

November 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Portable dialysis machine
Outset Medical (San Jose, CA) has received private capital to commercialize its “Tablo” portable dialysis machine.  But this [MORE]

Monitoring Hemolysis

July 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monitoring hemolysis in dialysis
Mechanical and aerospace engineers at the University of Delaware have designed an instrument for measuring the damage [MORE]

AI in Predicting Kidney Disease

November 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney disease
“. . . Alphabet’s artificial intelligence lab DeepMind showed progress toward that kind of disease prediction, starting with a [MORE]

A Human Acellular Vessel (HAV)

July 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Acellular Vessel
Here’s a fascinating new twist on engineered blood vessels.  Researchers at Humacyte, Inc. (Durham, NC), used a biodegradable [MORE]

New Material for Dialysis

January 29, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

MXene, a two dimensional compound only a few atoms thick, first reported in 2011, could be a practical material for [MORE]

Graphene Dialysis Membrane

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patient Receiving Dialysis
A typical dialysis session lasts four hours and has to be repeated three times a week. The reason [MORE]

Test Results for Lab-Grown Blood Vessels

June 28, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineered Blood Vessels Duke
Bioengineers at Duke and Yale universities have created blood vessels in tissue culture by allowing human vascular [MORE]

Implantable Bio-Hybrid Device: An Artificial Kidney

March 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fissell Microchip for Artificial Kidney
In a soda-can sized container, engineers at Vanderbilt University have placed fifteen computer chips and a [MORE]

Advice from Dean Kamen

June 9, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dean Kamen Riding the iBOt Mobility System
It has been nine years since Dean Kamen spoke so inspiringly at our MedicalAutomation [MORE]

FDA Approves New Apheresis Device for Kidney Failure

May 26, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lixelle Beta 2-Microglobulin Apheresis Column
Some patients with progressive kidney failure present a buildup of beta2-microglobulins in their blood which damages [MORE]

Wearable Artificial Kidney

November 11, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable Artificial Kidney
It make take a willing suspension of disbelief to see this wearable artificial kidney allowing dialysis patients to [MORE]

Miniature Dialysis Machine for Infants

July 1, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dialysis Machine for Newborns
One in five children admitted to intensive care suffer from acute kidney injury and almost as many [MORE]

First Bioengineered Vein Implant in the US

August 27, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineered Vein
Last June 5th, surgeons at Duke University Hospital implanted a bioengineered vein into the arm of a [MORE]

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Blood Cleansing

January 3, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Cleaner
Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed and tested antibody-coated magnetic nanoparticles that can capture several harmful [MORE]