EasyDial with its portable machine Dharma, wants to improve patients quality of life. The company was set up by an Italian engineer in the US but is opening its new facilities in Italy
For people on dialysis, a simple, personalized, home-based program can make life much easier and help manage their condition. That’s the goal of EasyDial and its portable hemodialysis machine Dharma, the first of its kind. The company was founded in California in 2013 by Italian engineer Renato Giordano with two partners and an international team but is now opening a research center in Naples and a production center in Trento.
EasyDial, meeting patients’ needs
EasyDial’s Dharma is a portable, patient-friendly, state-of-the-art hemodialysis machine, designed to be operated by the patient to provide more consistent and improved results in less time, in a healthcare facility or at home. This is achieved not by re-inventing hemodialysis, but by re-imagining and improving it to satisfy the patients’ needs, meet their busy lifestyles and enhance their quality of life.
From California back to Italy
Dharma is currently undergoing clinical trials and waiting to be approved for use, but the company expects its portable blood dialysis device to be released soon. Meanwhile in Naples EasyDial is setting up a global research center, thanks to a partnership with the University Federico II and private investments, and has already hired 4 researchers with the potential of building up to a staff of 40 in five years. The scientists in Naples will work on new miniature dialysis technologies, including making devices so small and self-sufficient they can ensure treatment doesn’t get disrupted even in challenging situations, like earthquakes. The production center in Rovereto, near Trento, where 80 new jobs are planned, will leverage the local Mechatronics know-how and serve as EasyDial’s European hub thanks to a partnership with Trentino Sviluppo.