On October 30, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will launch the KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize, a competition to accelerate artificial kidney development toward human clinical trials. This multiphase competition is KidneyX’s first fully dedicated effort toward artificial kidney advancement, with initial phases offering up to $10 million in prizes.

Submit a component or integrated prototype solution by March 24

The Artificial Kidney Prize is open to both U.S. and international entrants, subject to eligibility requirements. The first phase seeks component or integrated prototype solutions that enable and advance the functionality, effectiveness, and/or reliability of artificial kidneys. Entrants are encouraged to address one or more priority topic areas; however, the competition remains open to solutions that advance artificial kidneys in other ways. 

Phase 1 will begin accepting submissions on October 30, and submissions are due by March 24. The judging panel will recommend up to eight winners, and up to $4 million in Phase 1 prizes will be distributed at the discretion of HHS and ASN.

Explore teaming opportunities through the KidneyX solver community

Collaboration will be critical to support the development of cross-disciplinary solutions. Entrants across expertise areas are encouraged to consider forming new teams or expanding existing teams, and can join the KidneyX solver community by filling out a short online form.

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