The world is one step closer to a dialysis device that can be readily carried by a patient, while another company is working to create an ultra-thin blood filter for a wearable dialysis device.
The US FDA has granted a Breakthrough Device designation to AWAK Technologies (Singapore) for a new peritoneal dialysis (PD) device, the AWAK PD.
The device is a wearable, portable PD system that incorporates AWAK’s sorbent technology. It weighs less than 2 kg, and 6 to 8 hours of therapy provide 12–16 L of total dialysate flow. The machine is small enough that it may be carried