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 May 26, 2017

Professor McGrath receives NSF funding for research collaboration with RIT and SiMPore, Inc.

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Figure: Concept of a compact extracorporeal dialysis
system enabled by silicon nanomembranes

A collaborative project including Rochester Institute of Technology, SiMPore, Inc., and BME Professor Jim McGrath titled, “Development of Ultrathin Nanomembranes for Home-based Hemodialysis,” has received National Science Foundation funding. This collaboration between University of Rochester, RIT, and SiMPore Inc. continues the development large area silicon nanomembranes for wearable hemodialysis. The high efficiency of the ultrathin nanomembranes enables new form factors for hemodialysis that can dramatically improve both quality of life and health outcomes for those with end stage renal failure.