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Implantable Artificial Kidney Powered by the Patient's Heart

Implantable Artificial Kidney Powered by the Patient's Heart

Microchip filter holds the key to success.

By Vanderbilt University02.19.16


Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and associate professor of medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.
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