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Roy Shuvo, Ph.D.

Device Development: A Hybrid Implantable Kidney

By MedTech Intelligence Staff
Roy Shuvo, Ph.D.

Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering at UCSF and Technical Director of The Kidney Project, and his research partners have developed an artificial kidney constructed of semiconductor silicon wafers that remove waste and toxins from the blood and a cell therapy unit that replicates other kidney functions. Their prototype, powered entirely by blood pressure, filtered blood and created urine in a pre-clinical trial.

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