Dialysis is the only option for those whose kidneys are no longer able to perform their function naturally, aside from a kidney transplant. Photo: ShutterstockDialysis is the only option for those whose kidneys are no longer able to perform their function naturally, aside from a kidney transplant. Photo: Shutterstock
Dialysis is the only option for those whose kidneys are no longer able to perform their function naturally, aside from a kidney transplant. Photo: Shutterstock

Singaporean start-up’s portable ‘kidney’ could shrink dialysis machines, giving patients their freedom back

  • Patients with chronic renal disease often have to spend hours each day hooked up to heavy machines, hindering their ability to move around
  • AWAK Technologies is among a handful of start-ups worldwide working to solve this problem with portable dialysis devices

Topic |   Singapore
Dialysis is the only option for those whose kidneys are no longer able to perform their function naturally, aside from a kidney transplant. Photo: ShutterstockDialysis is the only option for those whose kidneys are no longer able to perform their function naturally, aside from a kidney transplant. Photo: Shutterstock
Dialysis is the only option for those whose kidneys are no longer able to perform their function naturally, aside from a kidney transplant. Photo: Shutterstock
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