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The promise of a bioartificial kidney

The promise of a bioartificial kidney

Update: 2020-12-022
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UCSF bioengineer Shuvo Roy and his team have created the world’s first bionic kidney. The coffee-cup-sized device includes a silicon nanotechnology filter to cleanse the blood, while living kidney cells grown in a bioreactor perform the other functions of a natural kidney. A bioartificial kidney could save kidney patients from being stuck on a dialysis machine for life – or dying while waiting for a rare transplant. But is the promise of such a life-changing device enough to convince investors to bring such a thing to market? We talk through the ethics of artificial organs. 

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Chanaka Hettige

*Me hearing price/cost stats from US medical industry for Dialysis* You can reduce that price by budgeting in a normal country. Not in a country with artifical prices 😂

Dec 2nd
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The promise of a bioartificial kidney

The promise of a bioartificial kidney