Graphene Membrane Could Reduce Dialysis Time

Originally published in Controlled Environments |

Dec. 22, 2017 – For those with renal failure, the process of kidney dialysis is all too familiar: Three times a week, for a cumulative 12 hours, you sit in a chair and a machine does what your bean-shaped organs can’t — in this case, filter toxins out of your blood.

Although the treatment is an integral part of keeping those with advanced renal failure alive, patients’ quality of life leaves something to be desired. Dialysis of any kind is an unavoidable time sink, and one whose filtration systems have seen little change over the years. Continue reading “Graphene Membrane Could Reduce Dialysis Time”