A KidneyBuzz.com Viewer sent an email to KidneyBuzz.com asking, "Should I be optimistic about these breakthroughs - especially the Artificial Implantable Kidney? I love to hear about them, but can they really help me during my lifetime?"
While the Artificial Implantable Kidney, Kidney Regeneration, and other remarkable breakthroughs excite Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis Patients, many are hesitant to put their full faith in the advancements due to special business interest lobbying and previously promising Dialysis Alternatives that ultimately became let-downs. For years, KidneyBuzz.com has offered the collective Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis Community a platform to request additional funding for critical and potentially life-changing breakthrough research such as the Artificial Implantable Kidney. Well, according to a new report, the community may have just reached a very promising tipping point.
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The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will establish a public-private fund to help move new technology forward in treating Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. The United States Department of Health and Human Services, also known as the Health Department, is a very powerful and well funded cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
The recently established fund is known as the Kidney Innovation Accelerator, and it is charged with "seeding and accelerating not just incremental improvements in treating Kidney Disease, but will foster real breakthroughs in Dialysis and other treatments for Kidney Disease,” according to a statement released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
More good news: The Accelerator will also bring together all the key components and funding opportunities from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health Department to “ensure that the path to commercialization is straight and clear,” according to Nephrology News.
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This alone is quite exciting for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients waiting on breakthroughs to get back to a more normal life. However, the community appears to have a new ally in the form of the Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health, Bruce D. Greenstein who has a personal interest in the Kidney Innovation Accelerator Fund - having helped his mother through 14 years of Dialysis Treatments before she died. “I saw almost no difference in how she was treated in the first year on Dialysis and in the 14th year…there is not a lot of money being invested in this community,” Mr. Greenstein noted.
KidneyBuzz.com continues to push for funding of research as well as market availability of breakthrough advancements. Let us know your thoughts about this new Kidney Innovation Accelerator Fund. Are you eager for the upcoming Artificial Implantable Kidney Human Trials?
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