On 31 January 2014 the regional Dutch newspaper "Eindhovens Dagblad" published a large article on the artificial kidney developed by the EU-funded Nephron+ project. The article triggered some welcome attention.
The article, entitled "Wearable artificial kidney ready for final tests", describes the innovative device that purifies your blood 24 hours a day and can be connected to your smart phone.
According to project expert Frank Simonis, the article was well received: "It attracted the attention of some companies who offered their services in the further development (redesign) towards market entry."
At the moment the artificial kidney is still being tested to make sure no toxic substances are released while using it. These final tests will last for about two years.
Read the full article (in Dutch) including an interview with Frank Simonis in the pdf below.
More info: www.nephronplus.eu
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