The Future of Peritoneal Dialysis and Kidney Care

Our goal is to revolutionize chronic kidney disease care and treatment. Our solution is not just an incremental improvement; it’s a step into the future of personalized dialysis and kidney care, delivering transformative benefits for patients and healthcare providers alike.

Kiwecare smart monitoring device provides personalized, accurate and efficient peritoneal dialysis treatment assessment, saving patient’s time and healthcare resources.

Meet Kiwecare, an innovative Finnish med-tech start-up driven by the expertise and dedication of our CEO and Founder, Pirgit Silvast-Äikäs. During 15 years working with peritoneal dialysis patients, Pirgit has realized that the current way to evaluate peritoneal function is time-consuming both for patients and medical professionals, intense to manual work, and prone to errors. Practice has shown that peritoneal function assessment fails often, which is a waste of patient’s time and healthcare resources. This was an impulse to invent a unique smart monitoring device.

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Over 850 million people worldwide suffer from kidney diseases. This number is growing every year and chronic kidney disease is projected to be the 5th leading cause of death by 2040! ¹ Globally more than 5,3 million people have end-stage kidney disease requiring kidney replacement therapy.²

1. Jager KJ, Kovesdy C, Langham R, Rosenberg M, Jha V, Zoccali C. A single number for advocacy and communication-worldwide more than 850 million individuals have kidney diseases. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019;34(11):1803-1805. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfz174
2. Himmelfarb J, Vanholder R, Mehrotra R, Tonelli M. The current and future landscape of dialysis. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2020;16(10):573-585. doi:10.1038/s41581-020-0315-4

Our mission

Genuine Care for Kidney Patients

We develop preventative and personalized solutions for chronic kidney disease management at home. Our mission is to increase quality of life for people suffering from kidney diseases, support nephrological healthcare services and reduce related costs. We recognize the healthcare professionals, doctors and nurses, as key players that support the patient throughout the dialysis treatment journey. Therefore, we are developing our solutions in cooperation with both patients and healthcare professionals. Our vision is to be at the forefront of healthcare revolution, where professionals and patients have the tools they need to remotely monitor health conditions and manage treatment plans. We believe in…

Patient empowerment

…to choose high-quality, smart dialysis treatment at home.

Confidence of healthcare professionals

…to prescribe peritoneal dialysis as a profitable and sustainable choice, improving patient adherence to the treatment.


Our values

Redefining Kidney Care and Peritoneal Dialysis Quality

Passion for innovation and quality

Evidence-based knowledge and education

Patient-centricity and safety

Sustainability, equality and diversity

Trustworthiness and authenticity

Our Solution

Kiwecare monitoring device with patented solution

Our state-of-the-art peritoneal dialysis monitoring device is designed to provide real-time data and insights to both patients and healthcare providers, ensuring that treatments are optimized and complications are minimized. With our device, patients can experience greater control over their treatment, and improve their overall well-being and quality of life.

Our team

Combining Expertise with Innovation

Meet our international team consisting of highly qualified healthcare professionals, health-tech scientists, engineers, and business developers.

Pirgit Silvast-Äikäs

Founder, CEO

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Markku Känsäkoski

Founder, CTO

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Dr. Florence Naillat

Chief Scientific Officer

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Dr. Jana Tölli

R&D Specialist

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Juha Remahl

Business Development Director

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Monika Bürki

Product Development Specialist, Clinical Research Coordinator

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Tommi Vaskivuo

MD, PhD, Adj. Prof., Entrepreneur

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Markku Asola

MD, Nephrologist

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Bringing Peace of Mind to Every Kidney Patient

Get in Touch

Would you like to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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