Pakistan’s first bloodless risk-free dialysis machine has been developed by Byonyks with collaboration of Ministry of Information, Technology and Telecommunication.
The testing and trial data is being gathered for feedback and patient health progress. Pakistan will be 5th country in the world to have its indigenously produced “Bloodless” Dialysis Technology after the United States, Germany, Japan, France and China.
Founder of Byonyks, the medical devices company that developed Pakistan’s first bloodless dialysis machine, Farrukh Usman met with Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque in Islamabad, said a news release issued on Wednesday.
Usman, a Harvard graduate, has developed a painless and risk-free dialysis machine with the support of Ignite seed funding and angel investors.
Byonyks’ unique technology does not require extracting blood out of the human body to perform dialysis. Patients can perform bloodless dialysis at home without any supervision with protection from life threatening infections.
Byonyks is Pakistan’s first biomedical device startup that is developing affordable healthcare technologies using state-of-the-art medical engineering.
Syed Junaid Imam, CEO Ignite, was also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, Farrukh apprised the minister that multiple patients have used the painless dialysis procedure under prescription and supervision of Pakistan’s leading nephrologists.
Syed Amin Ul Haque appreciated the spirit of Byonyks team for developing first of its kind electromedical equipment in Pakistan and putting the country among the leading comity of the world.
He said that this machine would be beneficial for common man and kidney patients would get rid of expensive treatment. He hoped that kidney patients from lower strata of society would also be equally benefited from this technology.
The minister said that the Ministry of IT was fully committed to serve the masses and equip country’s youth with technical skills. He assured full support to Byonyks.
Syed Junaid Imam, CEO Ignite said that our seed funding continuously looks out for the innovative ideas that could be turned into a commercially viable product.
Byonyks has exceeded our expectations by developing this state-of-the-art dialysis machine that saves the patients from frequent hospital visits, recurring procedural hassles, pain and infections.
Current blood-based dialysis that is being used in Pakistan consumes one million litres of water for every 10 patients per year.
Byonyks’ BloodlessTM Technology saves 97% water in the process. Current blood-based method leads to Hepatitis C and other blood related infections.
Transporting older parents to a dialysis centre twice a day is another pain for both parents and working class people.
Byonyks is preparing for industrial manufacturing of its bloodless dialysis machine. The company hopes to reduce the cost of dialysis significantly.
The company was founded by MIT, Harvard graduates and medical device experts including Farrukh Usman, Michael Wollowitz, Eric Flachbart, and Dr Frank Rudolph, and is backed by angel investors.
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