KidneyX Receives $5 Million in Funding to Spur Innovation

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KidneyX Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX)—a public-private partnership between ASN and the US Department of Health and Human Services—would receive $5 million in funding to continue its work to spur innovation in kidney care as part of the compromise US government spending package proposed in late 2019.

This first-time Fiscal Year 2020 funding for KidneyX came after months of advocacy by ASN and its members and as the innovation accelerator recently opened the second phase of Redesign Dialysis and announced the intent to launch a prize focused on the development of an artificial kidney.

Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 challenges participants to build