Kidney Dialysis

It is possible to mimic the selective absorption of materials by the bilayer using artificially synthesised porous membranes

Kidney dialysis involves the external filtering of blood in order to remove metabolic wastes in patients with kidney failure 

Blood is removed and pumped through a dialyzer, which has two key functions that are common to biological membranes:

  • It contains a porous membrane that is semi-permeable (restricts passage of certain materials)
  • It introduces fresh dialysis fluid and removes wastes to maintain an appropriate concentration gradient

Overview of Kidney Dialysis

kidney dialysis