Fostering green innovation in kidney disease treatment

a new range of innovative options for patients with kidney disease are emerging, from portable artificial kidney for home dialysis to the use of artificial intelligence and tissue engineering. [SHUTTERSTOCK/CINEMANIKOR]

Innovative and sustainable procedures for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are coming to life, promising to complement the existing traditional options such as dialysis and transplantation.

Few breakthroughs have been achieved in the field of kidney disease treatment since the mass diffusion of dialysis units in the 1970s.

However, a new range of innovative options is emerging, from the portable artificial kidney for home dialysis to the use of artificial intelligence and tissue engineering.

In this special report, EURACTIV explores the ‘green’ and cutting-edge options for the nephrology of the future.

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