Dialysis is a process by which toxins and wastes are filtered out of the body. Normally, this process would occur naturally, in the kidneys, however individuals with Kidney disease need varying degrees of assistance with this process. While vital to individuals with end-stage kidney disease, the current way dialysis is conducted hasn’t changed much since it was first used. Currently, individuals who need dialysis must visit a hospital at least three times a week, and attend dialysis sessions that often last around four hours each. That is 12 hours a week, at least, that individuals with kidney disease are tied to a stationary machine in a health care center.
There are Two Main Types of Dialysis:
Nephria Bio reimagines the existing dialysis process.
At Nephria Bio, we utilize a unique compound in our dialyzers that is more efficient at filtering out the various toxins that build up in the bodies of individuals with end stage kidney disease. This new technology, never before applied to dialysis, can make dialysis treatments up to 2.5 times shorter and more effective (cite our Kidney X prize submission). Nephria Bio works to make existing methods of dialysis better.
But what if we reimagined the dialysis process? What if dialysis was wearable? Many other conditions, such as type 1 diabetes have been revolutionized by the creation and development of wearable devices that help continuously manage an individual’s health. Nephria Bio aims to develop the antithesis of slow and stationary dialysis machines, to develop a wearable continuous dialysis device, enabling patients with kidney disease to live a more active and full life, a life that is not dictated by dialysis treatments.