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July 23, 2020

Idea full of holes wins U.S. prize for kidney-dialysis team

The Center for Dialysis Innovation earns acclaim for a porous synthetic graft intended to make the blood-cleansing process safer and more reliable.

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July 22, 2020

HHS AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF $3 MILLION KIDNEYX REDESIGN DIALYSIS PHASE 2 PRIZE COMPETITION AT KIDNEYX SUMMIT

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced the six winners of the $3 million KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 competition during the virtual KidneyX Summit. Each recipient will receive $500,000, recognizing the transformative work and creativity these innovators have brought to reimagining dialysis care.

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July 22, 2020

VUMC, UCSF Win KidneyX Award for Implantable Home Dialysis System

A $500,000 KidneyX prize has been awarded to The Kidney Project — a collaboration between Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and UC San Francisco (UCSF) — for the development of an implantable dialysis system that would enable patients to safely and effectively treat kidney failure at home.

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July 22, 2020

KidneyX announces Redesign Dialysis phase 2 award winners

During the virtual KidneyX Summit, the HHS and the American Society of Nephrology announced the six winners of phase 2 of the Redesign Dialysis competition, which was launched in November 2019.

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March 26, 2020

Patient Innovator Challenge Winners Announced

25 People Win the KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge with Ideas to Improve Patients Lives

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March 12, 2020

How artificial kidneys and miniaturized dialysis could save millions of lives

After decades of slow progress, researchers are exploring better treatments for kidney failure — which kills more people than HIV or tuberculosis.

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March 9, 2020

Taking the Initiative on Kidney Care

KHI, KidneyX, New Executive Order Create Collaborative Focus Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than 35 million Americans are affected by kidney diseases (CKD) ... that's one in every seven adults.

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March 8, 2020

Kidney community needs to embrace ‘moonshot’ from Advancing American Kidney Health, KidneyX

The timing is right for the kidney care community to advance the treatment and potential cure of ESKD, according to a speaker here at the Southwest Nephrology Annual Conference and Cardio Renal Metabolic Annual Conference. "This is really our 'moonshot.' I've never seen anything like this in my career," John R. Sedor, MD, said. "This is our chance to work together."

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January 17, 2020

The Fed’s plan for 2020? Bring long-awaited innovation to kidney disease

As 2020 gets underway, the federal government has set its sights on bringing innovation to an area of health that affects one in seven Americans and costs the government more than NASA and the Department of Commerce combined, yet hasn't seen major innovation since the 1970s.

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December 26, 2019

Trump signs spending bill that includes $5 million for KidneyX

President Donald Trump on December 20 signed a spending bill that includes funding for federal health care agencies and $5 million to provide continued support of the KidneyX prize competition.

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