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April 26th, 2010

Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanomaterials Used to Make Wearable Artificial Kidney for Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis

Abstract:
Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research - TNO (Delft, NL) scientists have developed wearable artificial kidneys and dialysis systems. The patent pending devices use a combination of nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes to remove toxic substances from a patient's blood. The devices contain filter pads of nanomaterials suitable for use in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis systems. The sorption and release system has a temporary use till it reaches its maximum capacity. The content of the sorption and release system can be customized to the individual patient needs.

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