In this virtual session, leading experts will provide solvers with an overview of fundamental kidney functions. They will also discuss technical design considerations for components or systems that effectively replicate these functions. Speakers include:

  • Daniel Gossett, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Frank Hurst, M.D., Nephrology Medical Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Attendees are encouraged to review the Kidney Health Initiative’s 2018 Technology Roadmap for Innovative Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy in advance of the webinar, and the session will conclude with a live Q&A.

A global competition to accelerate the development of artificial kidneys toward human clinical trials

The KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize is a competition to accelerate the development of artificial kidneys toward human clinical trials. In Phase 1, the Artificial Kidney Prize 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.

To learn more about the Artificial Kidney Prize, watch the recording of the December 3 information session.

Explore collaboration opportunities with experts across disciplines

Success in the Artificial Kidney Prize will require a breadth of expertise, and KidneyX encourages entrants to consider collaborating with each other or expanding existing teams. The growing solver community includes experts in blood filtration, regenerative technologies, sensors, and more. The full list of solvers and contact information will be shared regularly with community members throughout the competition to help entrants make new connections. Join the KidneyX solver community.

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