Breaking news hit the Chronic Kidney Disease Community as a little known Technology Device Company recently received Breakthrough Device status from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Wearable Dialysis Machine.
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AWAK Technologies is based out of Singapore, but after it applied for FDA approval, and they saw that the Human Trials conducted at Singapore General Hospital (Singapore's largest acute hospital), were so promising the FDA granted the ultra-portable Dialysis option Breakthrough Device designation.
A world-first, AWAK's light and wearable Peritoneal Dialysis device disrupts the mode of delivery in which stationary Dialysis is currently offered. The purpose of the featherweight machine is to allow patients to conduct Dialysis on their time (day or night) and while on the go so it is less impactful to their lives. The AWAK Peritoneal Dialysis machine allows Chronic Kidney Disease patients to avoid long hours of connection to traditional Dialysis Machines (see video below):
According to the FDA, Breakthrough Device Designation is granted to expedite the development and review of certain devices that demonstrate potential to provide more effective treatment or diagnosis for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases. This device certainly fits the criteria since trial results showed that the wearable Peritoneal Device was able to efficiently remove the accumulation of toxins from the body and patients in the trial did not experience any serious adverse events during treatments with the AWAK Dialysis.
Not eligible for Peritoneal Dialysis? No worries since the AWAK Technologies breakthrough Peritoneal Dialysis research is having impacts and miniturizing Hemodialysis Machines as well. What's more, you will want to continue to follow the Artificial Implantable Kidney and the original Wearable Artificial Kidney which are making steady strides to market release.
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