SmartDialysis is a startup company based in Rochester, New York, USA, with members whose backgrounds vary from biomedical engineering, nephrology, mechanical engineering, business management, and computer science. Our team has been working closely with our partners in the hemodialysis industry.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life and to extend the lifespan of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients with several generations of portable hemodialysis products. Our ultimate goal is to create a portable hemodialysis device so that ESRD patients wont need to frequent dialysis centers and can enjoy more mobile lifestyles. Our product will allow patients to perform hemodialysis at their own convenience with fewer medical complications and an overall better outcome.
We will gradually introduce to the market a portable dialysis device in three generations.
Old dialysis, new experience.
Our first generation of products will be cartridges that are integrable to current dialyzers. We will include the advanced nano-membranes along with anti-inflammation and anti-coagulation solutions inside the small cartridges.
With the improved medical care, patients can expect a smoother, healthier outcome with fewer complications.
Smaller yet better!
Designed to be safe and convenient for both the ESRD patients and the doctors. Our second generation products reduce the extracorporeal blood volume needed and create a safer, smoother dialysis experience.
The products will be stand-alone devices in dialysis centers, and potentially suitable for direct home hemodialysis. Patients using our device will have a better results with fewer complications.
No hassle, only buckle.
As a natural flow of our product evolution, our generation II product will feature an attachable, fully portable device, which will save the patients the hassle of travelling back and forth to the dialysis centers.
Centered on the health and convenience of ESRD patients, our design will truly revolutionize the way dialysis process is done. And with it, those who use it will feel the difference. We believe that every ESRD patient deserves to live a normal life without being constrained within dialysis centers. So simple, yet so helpful.
The University of Rochester is home to professor James McGrath, the leading innovator behind the nano-membrane technology. In addition, most of the SmartDialysis team have also earned their degrees from the University of Rochester.
Over the years, around five million has been invested into Dr. McGrath's research lab.
Jim McGrath is the leading innovator behind the nano-membrane technology. He is currently a professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester.