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Dialysis machine inspired by juice dispenser wins UK engineering prize

Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert award-winner could transform lives of kidney disease patients, say experts

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A home dialysis machine inspired by technology used in fruit juice dispensers has won the UK’s most prestigious engineering prize.

The device, made by Quanta, is currently used by about 50 patients in the UK, but more than a dozen NHS trusts are planning to offer the technology to patients this year and experts say it could transform the lives of kidney disease patients.

Speaking before the announcement of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert award on Tuesday evening, Prof Sir Richard Friend, chair of the judging panel, said the technology demonstrated “remarkable engineering ingenuity” and had the potential to dramatically improve patients’ quality of life and relieve pressure on hospitals.

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