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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology to Launch Kidney Innovation Accelerator Print E-mail
Written by HHS.gov   
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 00:00

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce a partnership with the  American Society of Nephrology to launch the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), KidneyX will engage a community of researchers, innovators, and investors to enable and accelerate the commercialization of therapies to benefit people with and at risk for kidney diseases through a series of prize competitions and coordination among federal agencies and the private sector.

More than 40 million Americans live with kidney diseases and 703,243 experience kidney failure. With an aging population and rising prevalence of diabetes and hypertension, more Americans need dialysis than ever before. Patients with chronic kidney disease continue to have limited treatment options and are particularly vulnerable in natural disasters when local dialysis centers are damaged or closed for more than a few days.

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