NASA Spinoff Database: Critical Care Dialysis System

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1992
Reference Number: JSC-SO-89
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: Apollo Program

Organon Teknika Corporation's REDY 2000 dialysis machine employs technology originally developed under NASA contract by Marquardt Corporation. The chemical process developed during the project could be applied to removing toxic waste from used dialysis fluid. This discovery led to the development of a kidney dialysis machine using sorbent" dialysis a method of removing urea from human blood by treating a dialysate solution. The process saves electricity and because the need for a continuous water supply is eliminated the patient has greater freedom."

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