WHAT GOT US
The cost associated with in-center dialysis treatment continues to rise, but only about 1 in 8 U.S. dialysis patients receives home dialysis.
And despite its potential for improved health outcomes and quality of life, as well as decreased cost of care...
only about 1 in 7 of these home dialysis patients receives home hemodialysis (HHD).
We focused on the high patient burden of home hemodialysis (HHD), with the goal of reducing the barriers associated with HHD machines in order to promote consistent and sustained treatment in the home. These barriers include:
Limited range of prescriptions some machines can deliver.
Long patient learning curve requiring extensive training.
Low patient confidence and high intimidation factor.
Extensive time and effort to initiate treatment.
Many manual steps for set-up and treatment.
Large, heavy, cumbersome machines.
We are investigating key aspects of hemodialysis delivery in a variety of care settings, including the home.
Time and effort required for training, machine set-up and operation to reduce patient intimidation and burnout.*
Continuous sensing and degree of automated vs. user-initiated process steps during set-up to improve patient safety.*
Range of hemodialysis modalities to potentially expand the population of patients that may benefit from hemodialysis in a variety of settings.*
Footprint, modularity of design and ease of transporting to reduce space requirements and ease mobility.*
*The performance characteristics of this product have not been established. This product is not yet available for use in the EU or US and is pending CE Mark and submission and clearance by the United States Food and Drug Administration. All performance claims listed are project goals only.
We’re not content with redefining home dialysis; we want to partner with innovative care providers to help re-chart the patient journey, which will require a hemodialysis system that is versatile enough to accommodate emerging innovative kidney-care models and the decentralization of dialysis delivery.