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The time for innovation is now

Transforming treatment options for the 850+ million people with kidney diseases

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KidneyX catalyzes innovative treatment options


Support innovation

Our prize competitions shape and support disruptive approaches to kidney care

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Advance solutions

We promote the innovators and innovations that improve quality of life for people with kidney diseases

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Build community

We create an ecosystem to strengthen and sustain collaborations among all innovators

Artificial Kidney Prize, Phase 2

Total prize amount:$9.2 Million

Current Competition

Think better, think bold, think big

This two-track competition aimed to accelerate the development of an artificial kidney from the regenerative medicine, cellular engineering, tissue engineering, systems biology, and synthetic biology communities.

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Kidney diseases are a global crisis


people die each day waiting for a transplant


of adult Americans are classified as having chronic kidney disease


Americans begin hemodialysis annually


African Americans are 3.5 times more likely to develop kidney failure

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KidneyX aims to help

The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) is a public-private partnership between the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.

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Whether you’re a researcher, innovator, investor, patient, caregiver, or care partner, be a part of the KidneyX solution.