Spotlight on Innovation: Wearable Dialysis System

Dr. Victor Gura is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He and his company, Wearable Artificial Organs, Inc., were issued a patent for “combination wearable and stationary dialysis systems.” Dr. Gura has worked 21 years in Italy and London, and finally in the United States to develop the devices. Initial clinical trials have already been conducted in Seattle, Washington. Tune in to this show to learn about the results of the trials and what the next steps are to make this invention a reality.


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Video links: Wearable Artificial Kidney: first U.S. clinical trial (NW Kidney Center, Dr. Himmelfarb)

Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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