Portable artificial kidneys

2008-08-13

in Geek stuff, Science

As dialysis equipment demonstrates, the kidney may be the first vital organ that humanity manages to replicate with a good deal of success. That is especially true if prototype portable equipment proves effective. The present iteration of the ‘automated, wearable artificial kidney’ looks fairly bulky and inconvenient, but it is not inconceivable that implantable artificial replacement kidneys may eventually be possible.

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