Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership Opportunities with AAKP

The American Association of Kidney Patients Corporate Partners program is an industry opportunity to support the mission of AAKP and assist the organization in meeting its goals of advocating on behalf of the kidney patient community, providing educational information to patients and their families at all stages of kidney disease, and developing a community that encourages each patient to be an active and informed member of his/her health care team.  A corporate membership allows our industry partners to demonstrate their commitment to helping to improve the quality of education, care, and the life of patients and their care partners. To learn more about Corporate Membership, please contact: Diana Clynes, Director of Programs and Services, at or (800)-749-2257

Pioneer Members:


At Amgen, we are both students and teachers of biology. Amgen brings together many of the very best scholars, scientists and professionals. We are united steadfastly focused on a single mission – helping patients. It’s what drives us to push the boundaries of science, to transform medicine. We dedicate our days to turning the tide on serious, life-interrupting illnesses – to make a positive difference for our families, our friends and our communities. Before we attack a disease, our researchers study it closely – watching the body’s most subtle changes, exploring its mechanisms in new ways to better understand the causes of disease. Over decades, this has given us deep expertise in biotechnology, mastering the complex art and science of engineering and manufacturing medicines through the use of living cells. Now, Amgen is at the forefront of a new biocentury. Learn more about Amgen, Inc.


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three main therapy areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism and Respiratory. The Company also is selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Learn more about AstraZeneca and follow us on Twitter @AstraZenecaUS.


Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for patients with kidney disease. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more about Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.


Relypsa is a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery, development and commercialization of polymer-based medicines to treat conditions that are often overlooked and undertreated, but that can have a serious impact on patient lives or even be life-threatening. We are focused on developing medicines that will change treatment paradigms. Today, we have more than 400 employees united by a passion for improving people’s lives. Our unique technology platform includes a proprietary high-throughput chemistry process, enabling us to efficiently explore thousands of potential polymer medicines for each disease we seek to address. Learn more about Relypsa.

Supporting Members:


Humacyte®, Inc., a medical research, discovery and development company with clinical and pre-clinical stage investigational products. Humacyte has created a first-in-class, bioengineered tissue, HUMACYL®.  HUMACYL® is currently being investigated in clinical trials as a conduit for vascular access but has the potential for multiple vascular and non-vascular applications. Learn more about Humacyte or contact company representatives: Theodore D. Lithgow, PhD, Chief Operating Office or Jenny J. Jackson, MPH, CPC, Associate Director of Reimbursement.


pulseData is on a mission to eliminate predictable and preventable sickness. Health systems use our artificial intelligence and machine learning products to predict the future, targeting care efforts to improve outcomes patients at risk of acute events.  Learn more about pulseData.


The Rogosin Institute provides the best health care and quality of life for people with kidney disease and its associated conditions and conducts clinical and basic research for new treatments. It emphasizes kidney disease prevention and wellness promotion, as well as better public policy for optimal, cost-effective care. Learn more about The Rogosin Institute.


Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on translating ground-breaking science into genomic medicines with the potential to transform patients' lives using the Company's platform technologies in genome editing, gene therapy, gene regulation and cell therapy. Learn more about Sangamo Therapeutics.