Scientists Get Closer to Developing Bioartificial Kidney
Researchers are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney that could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the millions of patients with kidney failure.
A key requirement for such a device is the formation of a “living membrane” that consists of a tight kidney cell layer on artificial membrane surfaces and can transport molecules from one side to the other.
In their latest work, Dimitrios Stamatialis, PhD (University of Twente, in The Netherlands), Roos Masereeuw, PhD (University of Utrecht, in The Netherlands), and their teams achieved this using renal cell monolayer which indeed function as a living membrane.
The whole report of this finding had appeared on EurekAlert