We are developing a highly innovative dialysis system and a lightweight hemodialysis machine under the support of Federal grant funding (Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the Association of Community Living).
We believe that this mobile hemodialysis system will become the gateway to a portable hemodialysis system that will greatly improve the quality of life for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their families by allowing high quality hemodialysis in various locations, including in the home, office, school, rural areas and many other locations.
Hemodialysis is prescribed for the majority of individuals in the final stages of renal failure is not selective process in terms of removing accumulated uremic solutes in body fluid including blood. We attempt to minimize the loss of nutrients and improve the dialysis delivery system in terms of length, frequency, and location. This new dialysis will enables individuals with ESRD to feel better with more energy, work more, and engage in activities in their communities. Project investigators use surface chemistry and material science techniques to develop an advanced dialysate regeneration system (patented) which is able to remove efficiently majority of uremic toxins while minimizing the loss of nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, and essential ions.