Realising a breakthrough

We want to make (haemo)dialysis bearable by making it portable. We are changing the status quo for dialysis patients by pushing the first real breakthrough since Willem Kolff invented the dialysis machine 70 years ago.

For more than 2.5 million patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis still means survival rather than living. Dialysis is an intense, imperfect treatment that severely limits patients’ possibilities to work, travel and have a social life.

Within three to five years, we want to realise an artificial kidney that is actually portable, which extends the duration of dialysis and also its frequency, which lowers the costs of the treatment, and which gives kidney patients their autonomy and mobility back.

Much of the technology is already there. We are working to bring all of it together into a portable kidney, so that we may realise concrete improvements in the lives of patients as soon as possible.