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Dialysis solution analysis for infection prevention

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Design Award

  • Tong Biomedical Design Award Winner

News About this Project

  • Company: PrevenX, LLC (May 2019)

Project Overview

Peritoneal dialysis is a common treatment that uses the peritoneum, a lining inside the abdomen, to remove waste products from an individual’s blood stream after suffering renal failure. The standard method to prevent peritonitis, an inflammation of the peritoneum due to a bacterial or fungal infection, for patients receiving peritoneal dialysis requires individuals to visually inspect trace amounts of effluent as it travels through the exit tube. Patients examine the fluid for changes in transparency that can result from infection. To prevent late infection detection, the team has been tasked to develop a device that can detect the relative amount of white blood cells present in dialysis waste fluid, down to 100 cells/µL using an optical approach.

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Team members from left to right: Christopher Rupel, Amanda Cave, Kaela Ryan, Sindhu Battula, Tanya Iskandar
Team members from left to right: Christopher Rupel, Amanda Cave, Kaela Ryan, Sindhu Battula, Tanya Iskandar

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Team Members

  • Sindhu Battula, BME 402 - Team Leader
  • Tanya Iskandar, BME 402 - Communicator
  • Christopher Rupel, BME 402 - BSAC
  • Amanda Cave, BME 402 - BWIG
  • Kaela Ryan, BME 402 - BPAG

Advisor and Client

  • Dr. Amit Nimunkar - Advisor
  • Dr. Roy Jhagroo - Client

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