World’s First Implantable Artificial Kidney Device by Indian Researcher

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 7, 2010 at 7:27 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
The first bio-implantable artificial kidney device in the world has been developed by a bio-engineering specialist of Indian origin researcher- Shuvo Roy and his team at the University of California in the US. This world's first artificial kidney can mimic almost all the vital functions of the kidney. It not only filters toxins but performs all the metabolic and hormonal functions of a normal kidney. If this device passes human trials, it could possibly eliminate the need for kidney dialysis and kidney transplant.
 World’s First Implantable Artificial Kidney Device by Indian Researcher
World’s First Implantable Artificial Kidney Device by Indian Researcher

The new artificial kidney device is the size of a coffee cup and comprises of two parts- filter and cellular side. The first part filters the toxins from the bloodstream and is made up of silicon chips. This filtered blood is then pumped into the second part of the device which is also made up of silicon chips and is coated with a single type of human kidney cells. These renal cells help to reabsorb some of the water, sugar and salt back into the body, produce vitamin D and regulate the blood pressure. The waste products are directed through a tube that is attached to the urinary bladder and then excreted as urine.

"Better over dialysis, even transplants as well. Patients may not require anti-rejection drugs - as is required after transplants because there would be no exposed natural tissues for the immune system to attack," said Dr Alka Bhasin, Nephrologist, Max. Human trials will be conducted over the next five to seven years. Animal trials have shown good results so far. Patients and the medical fraternity all over the world are hoping that Dr. Roy's invention is successful and soon made available so that it will help patients in the final stage of chronic kidney disease and patients who are on lifelong dialysis.

Source: Medindia

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Hi Team,

Is this Artificial Kidney available in India [Mumbai].. Please let me know the details for the same.

Julius28 Monday, March 11, 2013
Shuvo Roy is Bangladeshi not Indian.
Rajibnz Monday, February 7, 2011
This is great news for all people who have renal damage. I hope that the human clinical trial is a success. Surely, many will benefit from this great invention.
ennairam_23 Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bangladeshis are waiting for an apology from the Indian journalists.Hope they are civilized enough to recognize their mistakes and correct it as soon as possible with an apology note.
dss8080 Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Dr. Roy is NOT INDIAN but a BANGLADESHI origin scientist. 1] Was born on 10th November 1969 2) Village Roshangiri of Fatckchari Upa-zilla, District Chittagong 3) Father Dr. Ashoknath Roy is the Managing Director of Chittagong Mount Hospital at present and his mother Rothna Roy is a housewife 4) Paternal Grandfather Mr. Nagendra was the professor of English in the Kanunugopara college of Chittagong Dr. Roy is the eldest son of his parents among their three children. Further like to mention that He is my Neighbor in Chittagong.
SyedZiauddin Monday, December 20, 2010
Why are the people saying the scientist is Indian? Bogus news. Dr. Shuvo is a Bangladeshi scientist and not Indian. Why India does need to steal the gory of Bangladesh? The journalist who is writing this news is a dickhead. I cannot believe how stupid the reporters are now a days. Anything is Indian. Shame on the guy who wrote the report without even verifying the person he/she was writing about. Dr. Roy is from Chittagong, Bangladesh.
wellsound Sunday, December 12, 2010
Hi, Shuvo Roy is and BANGLADESHI citizen and Bangladeshi origin. He is not an Indian at all. Please correct the mistake. Hossain
HossainSiddiqui Sunday, December 12, 2010
HI, Very good hopes for dialysise pesiants.Good invension.keep going on. Please keep me posted on the testing of this invention. my e-mail surfget@yahoo.vom
GSPawar Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Hi It is simply Great...Hope it will come out in flying colours... Regards Dr.B.S.Ravi
Dr.B.S.Ravi Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This would be such an amazing life saver for those who are currently on dialysis. I have been on home hemo for 3 year now. Please keep me posted on the testing of this invention.
psvarughese Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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