Future Directions

1 Blood delivered to lumen of fibers in filter device (only one fiber shown)

Filter unit

4 Postfiltered blood delivered to extracapillary

Filter unit

4 Postfiltered blood delivered to extracapillary

6 Transported and synthesized elements added to postfiltered blood, returned to general circulation

2 Filtrate conveyed to tubule lumens

7 Concentrated metabolic wastes (urine) voided

2 Filtrate conveyed to tubule lumens

6 Transported and synthesized elements added to postfiltered blood, returned to general circulation

7 Concentrated metabolic wastes (urine) voided

5 Renal tubule cells lining fibers provide transport and metabolic function

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