Artificial Kidney Prize, Phase 1
Total prize amount:$3.9 Million
The KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize is a competition to accelerate the development of artificial kidneys toward human clinical trials. Phase 1 of the Artificial Kidney Prize called for component or integrated prototype solutions that enable and advance the functionality, effectiveness, and/or reliability of artificial kidneys.
To accelerate the development of continuous kidney replacement therapies that provide transformational treatment options beyond current dialysis methods.
- For this competition, artificial kidneys could be wearable, implantable, bioengineered, developed as a xenotransplant or chimera organ, or other approaches not yet conceived.
- The competition aimed to bring these artificial kidney solutions toward human clinical trials with a greater level of maturity, functionality, and potential for patient impact than currently possible.
- The Artificial Kidney Prize is intended to stimulate the market for further kidney health innovation, drawing greater participation and capital.
Bring artificial kidney solutions closer to human clinical trials with a greater level of maturity, functionality, and potential for patient impact than currently possible
Genetically Engineered Pig Kidney XenotransplantationDavid K.C. Cooper; Massachusetts General HospitalGenetically engineered pig kidneys that will reduce rejection possibility while providing more viable donor kidneys
MI-TRAM: Smart Module for Implantable, Wearable, Portable, or Bedside Artificial KidneysFokko Wieringa; IMEC – NetherlandsMiniature, wireless toxin-removal system for implantable, wearable, portable, or bedside artificial kidneys
Xenotransplantation: A Treatment for Kidney FailureMatt Tector; Makana Therapeutics Genetically engineered pig kidneys that will increase the supply of transplantable organs by eliminating the antibody barrier to xenotransplantation
iBAK – Implantable Bio-Artificial Kidney for Continuous Renal Replacement TherapyShuvo Roy; The Kidney Project, UCSFImplantable bioartificial kidney that allows for continuous blood processing and direction of waste to the bladder while providing freedom of movement
The Wearable AKTIV: Artificial Kidney to Improve VitalityJonathan Himmelfarb; University of Washington Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI)Wearable continuous-hemodialysis device that allows for greater freedom of movement
Development of a Dialysate-Free Waterless Portable and Implantable Artificial KidneyIra Kurtz; US Kidney Research CorporationWearable artificial kidney that does not need water to conduct filtration, drastically reducing the weight of the device