The KidneyX Summit kicked off on April 29, 2019, with opening remarks by ASN President Mark Rosenberg, MD, FASN, who outlined how KidneyX is filling a much-needed gap in kidney care and will act as a catalyst to spur innovation in the space. Held at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, the summit will continue on April 30 with congressional perspectives; the role of NIH, FDA, and payors; and the nephrology investment landscape.
The winners of the KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge, funded by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), were announced by Deputy Secretary of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Eric Hargan, on Thursday March 26 during NKF’s live-virtual 2020 Spring Clinical Meeting.
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced today that John R. Sedor, MD, FASN, has been appointed Chair of the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) Steering Committee. KidneyX is a public-private partnership between ASN and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Sedor will lead the KidneyX Steering Committee to drive innovation and investment in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.
Announced late on Monday, December, 16, KidneyX received $5 million in the compromise government spending package proposed. The first-time funding for KidneyX for Fiscal Year 2020 is included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer and ASN announced a diverse group of experts for the new KidneyX Innovation Accelerator steering committee, which will play a critical role in recommending a five-year strategic plan for the initiative, as well as providing guidance for all KidneyX activities and outreach. This work includes recommendations for prioritizing the areas of greatest unmet scientific need and fundraising to support future KidneyX prize competitions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a contract to a KidneyX award winner to provide hemodialysis systems in communities hit by natural disasters. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has stated it will be prepared to use the systems by the end of this year. The contract was awarded on October 3, 2019, to Outset Medical, one of the winners of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Competition.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology have selected 15 winning teams for Phase 1 of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis prize competition.
During the inaugural KidneyX Summit which began today, April 29th, and continues to through April 30th, the winners were announced. The winners presented their solutions to an audience of industry leaders with government, mechanical and bioengineering, investment, and medical product development.
Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the second phase of KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis, a prize competition that seeks to transform kidney care. Redesign Dialysis is part of a series of KidneyX prize competitions to catalyze the development of innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.