KidneyX Seeks New Alternatives to Dialysis Through Public-Private Partnership Competitions

Nov 2, 2018

The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently announced a new prize competition. The “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis” is a competition to identify new solutions that can replicate the functions of a healthy kidney and provide patients with an alternative to dialysis.

The competition is comprised of two phases, with phase looking for potential solutions or components of solutions, and phase two looking for the demonstration of a prototype solution or component. Solutions must address a minimum of one of the following areas:

  • Replication Kidney Functions
  • Improving Patient Quality of Life
  • Improved Renal Replacement Therapy Access
  • Addressing Engineering Challenges
  • Ancillary Technologies
  • Biomaterials Development
  • Biological and Immunological Modulation
  • Biosensor Development and Other Safety Monitoring Functions

There can be up to 15 winning entries for phase I, with prizes of up to $75,000 each. Phase II will have up to three winning entries with prizes of up to $500,000. The submission period for the competition will end on February 28, 2019 at 5pm.

For more information on the competition, click here: https://challenge.gov/a/buzz/Department-of-Health-and-Human-Services/kidney-x

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