A highly diverse team imagining the undiscovered


A highly diverse
team imagining
the undiscovered


The heart of RRI’s capacity for innovation is our ability to examine complex problems through multiple lenses.

The Renal Research Institute (RRI) is an internationally recognized incubator of ideas, treatment processes, and technologies to improve the lives of kidney patients. RRI’s leadership in computational biomedicine and data analytics, as well as our access to a large patient population, accelerates the pace of scientific discoveries and their translation into applied medicine. Our team includes some of the brightest minds from around the world, who, along with their disciplinary expertise, bring a deep understanding of global healthcare issues and challenges.

Our Research

RRI’s pioneering leadership in computational biomedicine and data analytics drives breakthroughs, including the introduction of virtual clinical trials and smartphone-based diagnostics. Not only does our interdisciplinary approach foster wide-ranging research within the global framework of Fresenius Medical Care, it encourages collaboration with academic institutions in the United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

Latest Research & News

Latest Research

  • Bernard Canaud, Andrew Davenport, Hélène Leray-Moragues, Marion Morena-Carrere, Jean Paul Cristol, Jeroen Kooman, Peter Kotanko

    Chronic kidney disease poses a growing global health concern, as an increasing number of patients progress to end-stage kidney disease requiring kidney replacement therapy, presenting various challenges including shortage of care givers and cost-related issues. In this narrative essay, we explore innovative strategies based on in-depth literature analysis that may help healthcare systems face these challenges, with a focus on digital health technologies (DHTs), to enhance removal and ensure better control of broader spectrum of uremic toxins, to optimize resources, improve care and outcomes, and empower patients. Therefore, alternative strategies, such as self-care dialysis, home-based dialysis with the support of teledialysis, need to be developed. Managing ESKD requires an improvement in patient management, emphasizing patient education, caregiver knowledge, and robust digital support systems. The solution involves leveraging DHTs to automate HD, implement automated algorithm-driven controlled HD, remotely monitor patients, provide health education, and enable caregivers with data-driven decision-making. These technologies, including artificial intelligence, aim to enhance care quality, reduce practice variations, and improve treatment outcomes whilst supporting personalized kidney replacement therapy. This narrative essay offers an update on currently available digital health technologies used in the management of HD patients and envisions future technologies that, through digital solutions, potentially empower patients and will more effectively support their HD treatments.

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Solutes, Scaling, Sex: are we getting the dosing of dialysis, right?

Apr 27, 2022

Join Dr. Peter Kotanko, MD, FASN, Head of Biomedical Evidence Generation and Renal Research Institute, and John Daugirdas, MD, FACP, FASN, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago, as they discuss aspects around dialysis patient prescription.