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Roivios™ is a clinical-stage medical device company striving to reduce or eliminate acute kidney injury (AKI). 

We’re initially focused on providing a first-to-market solution to address the underlying causes of cardiac surgery associated-acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI).

Cardiac Surgery Associated-Acute Kidney Injury (CSA-AKI)

Renal Insufficiency Meets Stress

Patients with renal insufficiency undergoing cardiac surgery are at significant risk for developing CSA-AKI.1-5
Surgeon in operating room

Poor Outcomes for CSA-AKI Patients

When the kidneys fail, the patient fails.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with CKD has significant impact on patients and care systems.

2 x
increase in cost of care5-8
5 x
extended hospital stay risk9
7 x
operative mortality rate9,10
55 x
increase in dialysis risk*9

*Compared to patients with normal eGFR, patients with CKD 4 (<30) have 55x the incidence of dialysis (10.9% vs 0.2%).

Supercharging the kidneys

At Roivios, we believe enhancing the natural intra-renal pressures with mild, targeted negative pressure will enable optimal kidney function and improve patient outcomes.

And, we’re on a mission to prove it.

Abstract representing supercharging a kidney

The JuxtaFlow® Renal Assist Device (RAD)

Roivios is developing a first-of-its-kind treatment designed to prevent AKI in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with pre-existing renal insufficiency.

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References

  1. Bowdish ME, D’Agostino RS, Thourani VH, et al. STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2021 Update on Outcomes, Quality, and Research. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111(6):1770-1780.
  2. Robert AM, Kramer RS, Dacey LJ, et al. Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury: a comparison of two consensus criteria. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90(6):1939-1943.
  3. Palomba H, de Castro I, Neto AL, Lage S, Yu L. Acute kidney injury prediction following elective cardiac surgery: AKICS Score. Kidney Int. 2007;72(5):624-631.
  4. Brown JR, Kramer RS, Coca SG, Parikh CR. Duration of acute kidney injury impacts long-term survival after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90(4):1142-1148.
  5. Shen W, Aguilar R, Montero AR, et al. Acute Kidney Injury and In-Hospital Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Nationwide Study. Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(3):217-225.
  6. LaPar DJ, Rich JB, Isbell JM, et al. Preoperative Renal Function Predicts Hospital Costs and Length of Stay in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(2):606-612.
  7. HCUPnet, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://datatools.ahrq.gov/hcupnet.
  8. Hobson C, Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Kuxhausen A, et al. Cost and Mortality Associated With Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury. Ann Surg. 2015;261(6):1207-1214.
  9. Cooper WA, O’Brien SM, Thourani VH, et al. Impact of renal dysfunction on outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Database. Circulation. 2006;113(8):1063-1070.
  10. Griffin BR, Bronsert M, Reece TB, et al. Creatinine elevations from baseline at the time of cardiac surgery are associated with postoperative complications. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163(4):1378-1387.