LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the launch of its new Streamline® Express dialyzer for the in-center, hemodialysis market. Streamline Express features a pre-attached blood tubing set, which is designed to reduce the amount of labor required for machine set-ups and to reduce the number of touch point contamination sites. The dialyzer enables achievement of high clearances due to even dialysate distribution and low protein adsorption which limits performance drop in the course of treatment.
Streamline Express combines the NxStage dialyzer, which has been used in nearly 10 million treatments, with Medisystems' market-leading bloodline, Streamline, which is used in over 20 million dialysis procedures annually. Streamline Express is designed to eliminate blood-air interfaces, which may reduce the risk of clotting.
"We continue to innovate and add value for our Medisystems in-center customers," said Joe Turk, President of NxStage Medical, Inc. "We are very excited about the potential for Streamline Express to deliver improved efficiency for providers and, most importantly, high clearances for patients."
The Streamline Express single use, gamma sterilized dialyzer is manufactured from glycerin-free polyethersulfone membranes (Purema® H). The Streamline Express is available for the Fresenius® 2008® and B. Braun hemodialysis machines.
Medisystems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc.
About NxStage Medical
NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.nxstage.com.
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