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SmartPlanet video features The Kidney Project

The implantable bioartificial kidney is explained in this December 6, 2010, SmartPlanet video featuring Shuvo Roy, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.

  • Learn how the implantable bioartificial kidney works
  • See an animation of the device in action
  • View Shuvo Roy at work in his lab

Roy is leading a national research project, called The Kidney Project, to develop the implantable bioartificial kidney and make it available to the growing number of patients worldwide who suffer from end stage renal disease (ESRD).

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Video source

Implantable artificial kidney may cure chronic kidney disease [link defunct]

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