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PKD Biomaterials

Title PKD Biomaterials
Therapeutic Area Polycystic Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator Ronald D. Perrone, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Gender All
Contact Margaret Healy/ Carly Tucker
617-636-8117, 617-636-7914


The project is focused on understanding the underlying biology in kidney cells, with the goal of developing drug to treat kidney diseases, in particular Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease 
(ADPKD). Following the elective removal of a polycystic kidney, otherwise normally discarded kidneys will be sent to Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to be analyzed. 

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosed with ADPKD
  • Scheduled elective nephrectomy

Exclusion Criteria

Study Requirements