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
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
Singapore

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

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
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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