TOTOWA, N.J., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx®, a member of the BioMatrix SpRx family of companies, today announced twelve-month International transplantation success statistics utilizing their Paired Donation Software, BiologicTx MatchGrid™. Excluding successful domestic transplantations, MatchGrid has been responsible for matching more than 40 donor/recipient pairs since May 2016, resulting in successful kidney paired donation surgeries.
BiologicTx Paired Donation's MatchGrid is an advanced enterprise software application that provides doctors and clinicians with the tools necessary to rapidly and accurately match living organ donors with patients who have willing, healthy, but incompatible donors. Using advanced matching and optimization algorithms, for a single center, MatchGrid can evaluate all potential matches from 2-way all the way through 12-way combinations in minutes or even longer regional chains, saving transplant centers months of work previously required to assess a smaller number of pairs. The software can also optimize the number of transplants for a given pool of donor/recipient pairs, ensuring the maximum number of transplants for the most difficult people to match, with the highest quality matches for each transplant hub in a paired kidney donation network.
Khalid Almeshari, MD, FACP, FAST, Transplant Nephrologist and Immunologist and Chairman of the Committee for Paired Kidney Donation and HLA and ABOi Kidney Transplantation at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been at the fore-front of MatchGrid's international expansion. Having performed over 40 transplant surgeries via paired kidney donation at his center alone since the implementation of the program in May 2016 (including a 7-way exchange over a 48 hours), Dr. Almeshari has realized the full potential and power of the application and has provided feedback that will assist in future MatchGrid enhancements.
"The 7-way kidney paired donation exchange we successfully completed was triggered by a non-directed or altruistic donor. Because of that donation, we were able to accomplish one of the largest exchanges ever done over 48 hours at a single center", stated Dr. Almeshari. "This type of success would be unrealized without the utilization of BiologicTx MatchGrid."
"What Dr. Almeshari has been able to accomplish utilizing MatchGrid over the last 12 months is nothing short of stunning. As a super-user of the software, he has tapped into all the advanced features within MatchGrid to identify donor/recipient pairs that would not have been found previously," added David Jacobs, Chief Technology Officer at BiologicTx. "As the software continues to be enhanced and evolve, we are confident other transplant centers around the globe will be celebrating similar achievements."
For additional information on BiologicTx MatchGrid, please visit www.BiologicTx.com/MatchGrid
BiologicTx®, a member of the BioMatrix SpRx family of companies, was founded as the first, solely focused infusion and pharmacy provider of biologic and oral transplant therapy management. Since then, BiologicTx has expanded its services to integrate transplant therapies paired with digital health technology, providing a complete representation of the patient's response to therapy. Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals that strive to advance desensitization, immunosuppressive, and rejection treatments worldwide, resulting in progressive and favorable patient outcomes. We deliver efficient, start to finish services that establish therapeutic services in the home and clinic. These services act in concert with the transplant center medical team. In doing so, we provide hope and a better quality of life to our patients. For more information, visit us at: www.BiologicTx.com.
About BioMatrix SpRx
BioMatrix SpRx offers comprehensive nationwide specialty pharmacy services and digital health technology solutions for a range of chronic health conditions including bleeding disorders, solid organ transplants, hepatitis C, HIV and more. Our growing family of companies unites leaders in the specialty pharmacy industry to improve health and empower patients to experience a higher quality of life. The current BioMatrix family of companies includes BiologicTx, Factor Support Network, Matrix Health, and Medex BioCare.
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