As the Artificial Implantable Kidney Research Team is getting ready to present their research at the American Society and Nephrology, they recently announced insights about Clinical Trial Locations and the future of the device.
According to the Artificial Implantable Kidney Researchers, clinical trials will likely take place at multiple locations within the United States. However, as with patient criteria, the location of each Clinical Trial will not be confirmed until trial approval is granted.
While it is almost certain that the first Human Trail will likely take place in San Francisco, CA or Nashville, TN, as these are the locations where the majority of The Kidney Project team is based; additional rounds of Human Testing can be expected in other states. Keep on alert for updates and be sure to continue to sign up for consideration below.
In terms of the future progress of the Artificial Implantable Kidney, the Team shared that they have secured funding from a public-private partnership called, KidneyX. "This collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology is an exciting initiative to focus funding and attention on YOU, patients with kidney disease who strive for and hope for a better treatment for kidney failure."
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The researchers hope that the partnership will allow the device to move along through testing with fewer financial roadblocks. “What has been completely lacking is high-level financial support for early-stage technology innovation and design-inspired proposals,” noted the Research Team.
The Team was very direct with criticism about financial support which has potentially slowed the progress of the device, “A significant part of the timeline’s problems arises from the 'it’s too hard' and 'it’s too complex' mindset that has crippled support and success so far…Instead, promising technologies that have shown promise such as the bioartificial kidneys should be the focus.” With continued support, we hope to see the device research have fewer 'fits-and-starts' through Human Testing.
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