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Kidney Innovation Accelerator - ASN 2017

06/11/2017

On Friday the 3rd of November at The American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, Bruce D. Greenstein, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer, announced launch of a Kidney Innovation Accelerator by US Government. Reflecting on the 30 million people in the US affected by kidney disease and the 34 Billion Dollars spent annually by the US on dialysis care, and the urgent need to foster innovations in therapy in this area, Mr Greenstein highlighted the priority that US Government are placing on developing new treatments. The accelerator will bring together funding, expertise, patients and the public. It is great news for those affected by kidney disease that the US Government are making this a priority for action. More information is available at the ASN website:

https://www.asn-online.org/policy/webdocs/page.aspx?code=accelerator

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