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No more dialysis, Scientists Have Developed A Bionic Kidney!

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  1. Ghada Ali youssef

    Ghada Ali youssef Golden Member

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    Regular renal diseases management guidelines including different drugs, treatment options or dialysis are indeed very powerful and necessary, but there are times when we have to turn to modern technology. dialysis patients can’t live without the treatment, but their suffering is beyond imagination.

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    Many of them must wait for years to get a kidney transplant and live normally, with seemingly no other solution on the horizon. However, there’s finally a light in the dark tunnel – scientists from the University of California at San Francisco, USA, have developed the world’s first bionic kidney which can replace damaged kidneys easily and effectively.

    The bionic kidney is a perfect replica of our kidneys. This artificial kidney consists of numerous microchips and is moved by the heart. Like the normal kidneys, it is able to filter waste and toxins from the bloodstream.

    The project was unveiled by Willian Vanderbilt Fissels and Shuvo Roy from the University of California, offering renewed hope for millions of kidney dialysis patients. Now, some of you may be wondering “But, what if the body rejects it?”, but, the scientists assure us that the chances of rejection are zero! Incredible, right?

    This is because the bionic kidney is made from renal cells. The first prototype is the size of a coffee cup and can balance the levels of sodium and potassium in the body while regulating blood pressure.

    The project is wonderful news for any dialysis patient. In the beginning (November 2015), the scientists received $6 million from the Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and it’s safe to say that the money were well spent.

    The scientists have high hopes for the bionic kidney, and the lead researcher, Dr. Victor Gura, says that the device will be available for sale in only 2 years.

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    - Do you still want more info about the bionic kidney, watch this video: https://www.facebook.com/facultyofmedicine/videos/1075662792622941/

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  2. Syed zubair 05

    Syed zubair 05 Young Member

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    Can u give me all information about this devise and total expensive with device cost.
     

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    When is it expected to reach Market
     

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    Hi, I am interested in this opportunity, How am I to gain more information as to its availibitly and the costs involved.
     

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    Naseem sana Young Member

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    When will it be in the market or can we purchase it.. I'm a patient and really in need of it!
     

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    Has clinical trial begin ? Has the fda approve this project for human trials...
     

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    Can I please get more information about this bionic kidney. My mum is desperately in need of one . Thank you .
     

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    Hello there,
    I would like to ask you if there is any trial group, I have dialysis since 2011, so if something like that exists, I like to go into it :)
    Thanks in advance,
    Roman
     

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    I have PKD. What are the studies for patients who have yet to go on dialysis. Is this an option for them to regain function the disease has taken from them??
     

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    Hi, did anyone get any reply from them pls? Am desperately needing information regarding this device for my mother and am from Mauritius. My mom is at stage 5 and is doing dialysis from 2012 3 times a week. Any help pls?
     

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    I have not gone to a transplant evaluation-I have been on dialysis 1 year-stay fully compliant. I am currently a facilities advocate and am starting a support group. I am 61 and have followed this development keenly-and would gladly volunteer for first human trials. I am a huge fan of technology-and applaud your efforts and use of latest technology. Thank you for consideration
     

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    I’m a dialysis patient who has been on it for 14 years. I would like more information, and if there are trials, I would like to be considered. Thank you.
     

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    Hello, please when will this be ready to the public I am in dire need of a kidney.

    I would like to be on trial if you have one.
    Thank you very much,
    SHEILA
     

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    Has this product been endorsed by Medicare? If cost permit, this device can change cost for Medicare and have a domino effect on insurance companies and all medical cost as a whole.
     

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    This sounds very news for dialysis patients, many of which need a kidney ASAP! I have an uncle in England that would greatly benefit from this feat of Bio-engineering. Could you supply a timeline when this would become available in the market. Thanks in anticipation of your response.
     

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    Kidney problems from birth, I am now 60. Very interested in this product as my next step is dialysis. Less than 1/2 of each kidney functioning now. Please contact me for availability.
     

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    Kindly share details urgent requirement
     

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    I have gitelmans syndrome that is a genetic kidney disorder. My kidneys spill 10x the amount of potassium , magnesium and sodium that the normal kidney does. I would love to get more information about this ASAP! This has hindered my once normal life. I would be very interested in having this procedure!
     

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    So will it work with the tubular cells from a kidney with pkd? And if so can they be preserverd? And how should they be stored? And do you want the entire kidney to try and harvest the best cells? And when human trials begain can i get in on them?
     

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