Kidney dialysis in a purse | MassDevice.com On Call

August 17, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Awak Technologies shrinks hemodialysis down to the size of a purse, hopes to submit for E.U. and U.S. regulatory review in 2013.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Singapore's Awak Technologies Pte. has cut a dialysis machine down to the size of a purse with its portable, wearable artificial kidney.

The product is undergoing animal and lab tests in Singapore and the company hopes to submit data for European and U.S. regulatory review in 2013.

Several U.S. companies are simultaneously developing their own wearable hemodialysis machines, but none have yet hit the market, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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