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The UCSF project to create the first implantable artificial kidney received a $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. The project got a $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health this summer. The university said they want to start clinical trials on the device by 2017.
The device would include thousands of microscopic filters and a bioreactor to mimic the metabolic and water-balancing roles of a real kidney.
Read more about the device and the recent grant here.