The artificial kidney is not available yet. Researchers are working on it and the first implanted artificial kidney is expected in 2017.
The new device being developed by a group of US universities within the Kidney Project.
This small bio-artificial kidney, intended to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), will offer new hope to those whose kidneys are no longer able to meet their body’s needs and are waiting for Receive a transplant, according to the proponents of this project.
A researcher at Vanderbilt University in the United States has been able to create a prototype of an implantable artificial kidney that includes a microchip with nanofilters and living cells that could replace the dialysis process of patients with kidney problems.