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Realizing Unmet Need in Wearable Organs

Victor Gura, MD (Internist & Nephrologist)

Location: 210B

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

Track: MD&M West: Product Development & User-Centered Design

Vault Recording: TBD

Dr. Victor Gura is a world-renowned board-certified internist, nephrologist, and inventor of the revolutionary Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK™), a portable, ergonomically designed dialysis device that enables patients to experience the benefits of daily dialysis while performing their normal, day-to-day routines. The WAK™'s unique design helps eliminate fluid on a regular basis to reduce strain on the kidneys, lungs, and heart while also reducing blood pressure.

Topics covered include:
• Unmet needs with artificial organs
• The design thinking, and technology deployed in the product development process
• How the first human trial of the (WAK™) demonstrated the proof of concept of the device