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Dialysis device startup Advent Access soothes kidney patients' pain

av-Guardian, its core product, guides a needle to a vein that is used for hemodialysis

av-Guardian, the startup's core product, is a device about one-and-a-half times the size of a fingernail that is implanted underneath the skin in the arm, just above a vein. Mr Peh spun off Advent Access in late 2015 from Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research.


KIDNEY-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis suffer numerous needle insertions every week, with each prick running the risk of pain, ineffectiveness and wearing out the target vein.

Medical device startup Advent Access is going after that literal pain point, with the

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