For the first time in 2015, the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation provided those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients an update on the progress of their device, The Implantable Artificial Kidney - 1.
Unlike research being conducted at the University Of California San Francisco, the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation is a private company which is also racing toward the development and implementation of an Artificial Kidney which can be safely implanted into Chronic Kidney Disease patients who are currently suffering with Kidney Failure. Over 100,000 patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List as well as 600,000+ Dialysis patients are anxiously awaiting the development of this device because it will immediately address the shortage of Kidney Transplant Donors and even possibly end the need for Dialysis entirely.
Recently, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Roland G. Ludlow announced that the company had received significant funding which makes continued and accelerated research possible. He wrote, “This infusion of funding will help us reach a new level. We have a strategic plan in place to advance our science, and a growing network of expert technical consultants to assist our lead researcher Dr. Ira Kurtz when needed. We are in excellent shape.”
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients constantly ask, "When will this technology be available," or state, "Hurry up! When will Human Trials start?" Well researchers at the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation said, "We estimate that human trials will begin in approximately 5-6 years."
An added bonus with this Artificial Implantable Kidney is that once developed, patients will no longer have to take Immunosuppressant Medications which means they will be less susceptible to common complications of the drugs such as, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cancer. If you would like more information about the progress of the Implantable Artificial Kidney - 1 including prompt notification when Human Trials begin on the device, then submit your information below.
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