KidneyX Accelerator Raises Hopes for Innovation in Kidney Space

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Innovation in kidney care promises to be a significant theme in the kidney community in 2018, and it is hoped, well beyond. At ASN Kidney Week 2017, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Chief Technology Officer Bruce D. Greenstein announced HHS’ commitment to launching a “KidneyX Innovation Accelerator” in 2018.

Although dialysis is a remarkable and life-saving technology, compared to other fields of medicine, nephrology has seen relatively few transformative new drugs or other therapeutics. Although kidney diseases are among the most complex, in part the relative dearth of innovation is due to perceptions of the market.

Angel investors,