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  • An Introduction

    Over 60,000 Americans each year develop End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Kidney abnormalities can be anatomic in origin. Many are congenital and present at birth such as polycystic kidney. Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons, causing them to loose their filtering capacity. Glomerulonephristis (inflammation) can occur after acute post streptococcal (strep throat) or impetigo (skin infection). This and Glomerulosclerosis (scarring) are the two broad terms that include different forms of damage to the kidneys, often occurring after one or more of the following causes; Drugs or Heavy Metal Poisoning. Diabetes, including Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus. Hypertension, Systemic Lupus and Lupus Nephritis. Renal Glycosuria. Anti-HIV Drugs and protease inhibitors such as Crixivan and Ritonavir (Norvir). See other causes, diseases and about our device in “About kidney diseases” and “Our Implantable Artificial Kidney Device“.

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The goal of our kidney research is to produce an implantable artificial kidney device that is designed to function in a similar manner as a human kidney. It is intended to extract waste, and keep the nutrients needed by the body. It is being designed to not be rejected by the body, thus eliminating post-operative immunosuppressant therapy, and reducing the frequency of patient monitoring that a human kidney transplant patient would require for the rest of his life. It is our goal to design the device to last 10+ years, and to not require any maintenance during its lifespan.

Mission Statement

It is our mission is to bring the Implantable Artificial Kidney created by scientist, inventor and engineer Charles E. Jennings to the attention of the world. It is a humanitarian endeavor. Although the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation is in its infancy, prior to its existence, years of  research were already invested into this project. It is our desire to make the implantable kidney accessible to all people, rich or poor, no matter where they live. We believe that we have found the solution that will benefit all who suffer from chronic renal failure.

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