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Roy unveils model of bioartificial kidney

The model for a surgically implantable bioartificial kidney the size of a coffee cup has been unveiled by the national project's lead researcher, Shuvo Roy, PhD, a member of the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. The device is intended to give patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) the health benefits of a kidney transplant while addressing the limited number of donors. Unlike dialysis, which is a short-term treatment for ESRD patients, tethering them to equipment for long periods of time, the new implantable device is being designed as a long-term solution and is a free-standing implant requiring no hook ups to external machines, and no pumps or batteries.

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UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis

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  1. PBS Newshour: For Scientists, Collaborative Efforts Could Speed Medical Advances
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  4. ABC 7, KGO-TV
  5. Technology Review

National coverage

  1. UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis - 09/02/2010 - PhysOrg.com
  2. UCSF Unveils Model for Implantable Artificial Kidney to Replace Dialysis - 09/02/2010 - Earthtimes.org
  3. Researchers Hope to Shrink Room-sized Artificial Kidney, Make Implantable Device - 09/07/2010 - DailyTech.com
  4. UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis - 09/02/2010 - R&D Magazine] [link defunct]
  5. UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis, Scientific Computing - 09/02/2010 - Scientific Computing & Instrumentation [link defunct]
  6. UCSF Unveils Model For Implantable Artificial Kidney To Replace Dialysis - 09/02/2010 - Chem.Info
  7. Building an Implantable Artificial Kidney - 09/09/2010 - Nanotechnology Now
  8. [Artificial kidney prototype unveiled - 09/02/2010 - UC Newsroom] [link defunct]
  9. UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis - 09/02/2010 - NewsGuide
  10. UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis - 09/02/2010 - e! Science News
  11. UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis - 09/02/2010 - Next Big Future
  12. [Implantable artificial kidney set to make dialysis history - 09/03/2010 - Smashits.com][link defunct as of November 21, 2011]
  13. [Scientists show off a model of an implantable artificial kidney. Can it replace dialysis? - 09/03/2010 - Smart Planet][link defunct]
  14. UCSF debuts latest try at artificial kidney (Morning Read) - 09/03/2010 - MedCity News - Online
  15. UCSF Unveils Model for Implantable Artificial Kidney to Replace Dialysis - 09/03/2010 - Benzinga.com
  16. [Are the days of kidney dialysis numbered? - 09/03/2010 - CNET News.com][link defunct]
  17. Researchers Announce First Implantable Artificial Kidney Prototype - 09/03/2010 - Popular Science - Online
  18. Artificial Kidneys For Off World Settlers - 09/07/2010 - Colony Worlds
  19. [Man-made kidney could do away with dialysis, donor organs - 09/07/2010 - Smashits.com][link defunct as of November 21, 2011]
  20. Implantable Artificial Kidney Research Aims to Replace Dialysis - 09/07/2010 - Med Health World
  21. Researchers Plan to Build the World's First Implantable, Mechanical Kidney - 09/09/2010 - Discover

International coverage

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  4. Gizmodo (AU)
  5. Daily Tech
  6. OneIndia (ANI wire story)
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  8. MedGadget blog
  9. Nanotech Now
  10. http://derstandard.at/1282979164469/Nie-wieder-Dialyse-Forschern-gelingt-Konstruktion-von-kuenstlicher-implantierbarer-Niere
  11. Aiming to Replace Dialysis
  12. http://globbos.com/2010/09/primer-prototipo-rinon-artificial-implantable/
  13. http://www.diariodasaude.com.br/news.php?article=rim-artificial-hemodialise&id=5703
  14. [Prensa Latina Las Vegas: link defunct as of February 27, 2012]
  15. http​://​www.​membrana.ru/lenta/?10761 [link defunct]
  16. http://www.niernieuws.nl/?id=3602&cat=ln&all=&maand=
  17. http://www.nextme.it/tecnologia/biotecnologie/941-usa-stop-dialisi-arriv...
  18. http://www.eva.ro/sanatate/nefrologie/rinichiul-artificial-implantabil-la-un-pas-de-realizare-articol-32276.html
  19. http://www.alfa.lt/straipsnis/10406948/?Sukurtas.pirmas.implantuojamas.dirbtinio.inksto.prototipas=2010-09-06_06-27
  20. http://www.bioon.com/industry/internation/453981.shtml
  21. [zn,ua: link defunct as of September 26, 2011]
  22. http://pte.at/news/100906032/implantierbare-kunstniere-soll-dialyse-ersetzen/
  23. http://news.tut.ua/science/2010-09-09/sozdana_pervaja_v_mire_pochkaimplantant/
  24. http://www.gizmag.com/prototype-implantable-artificial-kidney/16240/

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