Nano web based novel microchip for artificial kidney

Kwang Ho Lee, Duck Joong Kim, Byoung Goo Min, Sang Hoon Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


In this study, a novel artificial renal replacement system is presented using a biocompatible polymeric nanofibers and MEMS technology. Usually, a classical artificial renal replacement system employs a semi-permeable membrane based hemodialyzer that replaces an ability of the kidney by removing metabolic toxins through diffusion and hydraulic pressure gradients. But, it has some limits in efficient filtration of metabolic byproducts (e.g.: urea, creatinine, and so on). We have developed PDMS based artificial renal microchips integrating biocompatible polymeric nanofibers which are utilized for the filtration of blood. Here, we demonstrate a new artificial renal chip by integrating a high efficient biocompatible polymeric nanofibers membrane with the PDMS based micro - fluidic platform. Via the optimization of PDMS micro fluidic channel network and the multiple packaging of nanofibers membrane, we will realize the portable and wearable artificial kidney system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
EditorsSun I. Kim, Tae Suk Suh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540368397
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Aug 272006 Sept 1

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277


Other10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2007.


  • Artificial kidney
  • Nanofiber
  • PDMS
  • Renal chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Nano web based novel microchip for artificial kidney'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this