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August 11, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launch the Artificial Kidney Prize Phase 2

$10.5 million is available for up to nine winners in two tracks.

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May 26, 2022

UC Davis Professor Aijun Wang was awarded a $3 million grant by CIRM to develop a vascular device for hemodialysis patients treated for kidney failure.

Their device uses a unique molecule (LXW7) that promotes the binding of endothelial cells to synthetic grafts.

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May 20, 2022

VenoStent Technology Receives Breakthrough Device Designation by FDA

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its novel technology, the SelfWrap® Bioabsorbable Perivascular Wrap, Breakthrough Device Designation (BDD).

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May 3, 2022

Alio Inc., received FDA 510(k) clearance for its noninvasive remote monitoring system

Alio Inc. is developing a technology to monitor ESKD patients undergoing hemodialysis.

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May 3, 2022

Public Comment Period Now Open for Human-Centered Design Toolkit for Kidney Failure

KHI is releasing a draft version of its Human-Centered Design Toolkit for Kidney Failure for public comment. The toolkit provides pre-clinical innovators and early-stage start-ups developing kidney replacement therapies with empathy tools to facilitate their interactions with people with kidney failure, enable market segmentation, and provide a framework for a customer requirements document.

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April 27, 2022

Relavo, Inc. Awarded Grant from the National Science Foundation

KidneyX's Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 winner Relavo, Inc. received $1M from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.

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August 26, 2020

United States Ambassador Convenes Forum on Enhancing Kidney Health in the Pacific

The U.S. Ambassador Joseph Cella hosted Pacific health officials and clinicians for a dialogue on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. The conversation generated ideas and inspiration for new ways that the United States, Fiji, and other Pacific island countries can work together to overcome health challenges.

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August 9, 2020

VenoStent has a new technology to improve outcomes for dialysis patients

Timothy Bouré and his co-founder Geoffrey Lucks were both near broke when they moved to Dallas to join the first accelerator they entered after forming VenoStent, a company that aims to improve outcomes for dialysis patients.

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August 3, 2020

Student startup Relavo takes home $500,000 KidneyX prize

The award will support them as they work full-time on a solution for safer at-home dialysis—an issue they'll meet with greater urgency as the coronavirus pandemic makes in-person treatment riskier

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August 1, 2020

UCSF’s artificial kidney project wins major award, now one step closer to potentially changing lives

A major award could provide new hope to thousands of kidney patients in the U.S., and possibly, freedom from undergoing traditional dialysis.

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