Friday, September 27, 2019

Waterloo Engineering alumnus Morteza Ahmadi is working to develop an artificial kidney at his startup company, Qidni Labs.

The long-term goal of the company, which operates out of the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, is a small device that can be implanted in the body, sparing kidney dialysis patients from being hooked up to machines for hours at a time, several times a week.

“Patients suffer a lot, physically and mentally, and so do their families,” said Ahmadi. “The technology hasn’t changed that much in decade. Liberating patients from the dialysis process would be an amazing thing.”

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