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The Kidney Project

The Kidney Project is led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, a bioengineer and professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The project is co-directed by William Fissell, MD, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations fills a unique role at UCSF as a department-based program designed to support the specific needs of surgeons in advancing their device ideas towards clinical use. Surgical Innovations' partnership with bioengineering faculty and students enables projects to progress and build value within the university and out-license or spin-out once the technology has been de-risked.

News from Surgical Innovations

Pediatric Device Consortium

The UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium (PDC) is a group of physicians, engineers, scientists, designers, and others: all inventors collaborating and sharing ideas to create pediatric medical devices. The PDC is funded by a grant program of the FDA Office of Orphan Products.

News from the Pediatric Device Consortium

The Smart Diaphragm

The Smart Diaphragm is an intra-vaginal device designed to detect preterm birth so that medical professionals can intervene if needed to improve pregnancy outcomes.

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Other News & Media

October 11, 2018 The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice
October 10, 2018 Adam Rao: Shark Tank Champ
September 21, 2018 UC Berkeley, UCSF team getting attention for device that helps diagnose pneumonia
August 21, 2018 AAKP announces plan to join research efforts to develop artificial kidney
August 17, 2018 Largest Kidney Patient Group Backs Artificial Kidney Development

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UCSF Office of Communications
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