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Renal and dialysis equipment
Tengion receives MPA approval of CTA for Neo-Kidney Augment Phase 1 Trial in Sweden
Renal and dialysis equipment : 03 April, 2013
Tengion reports the acceptance of the company's Clinical Trial Application (CTA) filed with the Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and delivery of its Neo-Kidney Augment product in up to five patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD).
 
Fresenius Medical Care releases wireless wetness detector to prevent blood loss during home dialysis
Renal and dialysis equipment : 13 February, 2013
Fresenius Medical Care is introducing the WetAlert wireless wetness detector, designed to detect venous needle displacement and prevent blood loss for dialysis patients at home.
 
Tengion sees clinical progress for Neo-Urinary Conduit Phase 1 trial
Renal and dialysis equipment : 04 February, 2013
Tengion is reporting clinical progress advances for two of the company's lead programmes - the Neo-Urinary Conduit and Neo-Kidney Augment.
 
DaVita plans to provide dialysis services in Taiwan
Renal and dialysis equipment : 22 January, 2013
DaVita, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners and a leading provider of kidney care services, is forming a joint venture with Riches Healthcare (RHC), through which a new entity - DaVita Taiwan - will provide services to four dialysis clinics.
 
DaVita partners with Fresenius Medical Care to provides access to DaVita Rx services
Renal and dialysis equipment : 10 January, 2013
DaVita, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners signs an agreement to provide certain pharmacy services to Fresenius Medical Care (FMC).
 
Sorbent-based regeneration technology offers haemodialysis benefits
Renal and dialysis equipment : 23 October, 2012
AWAK Technologies is extending the company's innovative sorbent technology platform to be used in haemodialysis systems.
 
Aethlon Medical renews DARPA dialysis-like therapeutics contract
Renal and dialysis equipment : 23 August, 2012
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is exercising an option agreement to proceed with year-two of a five-year $6.8 million contract that was awarded to Aethlon Medical on September 30, 2011 under DARPA's Dialysis-Like Therapeutics (DLT) programme.
 
Two clinical studies evaluate new renal denervation system
Renal and dialysis equipment : 15 February, 2012
Medtronic is starting two clinical initiatives evaluating the broader, real-world clinical use of the company's Symplicity renal denervation system across multiple conditions.
 
Aethlon Medical reveals HIV-AIDS research discovery
Renal and dialysis equipment : 15 December, 2011
Researchers from Morehouse School of Medicine are showing that the Aethlon Hemopurifier is able to capture particles known as Nef protein exosomes, which contribute to the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
 
Fresenius introduces new haemodialysis delivery system in North America
Renal and dialysis equipment : 14 November, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care has introduced the 2008K@home, a haemodialysis system for use at the patient's home, at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2011 meeting in Philadelphia, USA.
 
FDA clears enhanced features on integrated haemodialysis delivery system
Renal and dialysis equipment : 11 November, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care receives US Food and Drug Administration 510 (K) clearance to extend improved touch screen navigation on its most advanced haemodialysis delivery system, the 2008T.
 
Medtronic begins landmark study of hypertension treatment
Renal and dialysis equipment : 28 October, 2011
Medtronic starts SYMPLICITY HTN-3, the company's US clinical trial of the Symplicity Renal Denervation System for treatment-resistant hypertension. The first patient in this landmark study was enrolled at the Prairie Heart Institute at St John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, USA.
 
Fresenius Medical Care acquires Crit-Line system from Hema Metrics
Renal and dialysis equipment : 10 March, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care is acquiring all the assets of Hema Metrics related to the company’s Crit-Line system.
 
US FDA clears home usage for dialysis machine from Fresenius Medical Care
Renal and dialysis equipment : 22 February, 2011
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clears Fresenius Medical Care’s 2008K@home dialysis machine which is specifically designed to facilitate haemodialysis treatment in the home environment, the newly approved device offers many patients more options for achieving adequate dialysis in the comfort of their own home.
 
Fresenius Medical Care delivers dialysis therapy to renal patients in Murcia, Spain
Renal and dialysis equipment : 21 January, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care signs a cooperation agreement with the public health authorities in the Murcia region of Spain for the country’s first comprehensive dialysis care and performance-oriented reimbursement model.
 
Fresenius Medical Care seeks to acquire International Dialysis Centers
Renal and dialysis equipment : 05 January, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care signs a purchase agreement to acquire International Dialysis Centers (IDC), Euromedic International’s dialysis service business.
 
Fresenius Medical Care and Galenica form new renal pharmaceutical company
Renal and dialysis equipment : 03 December, 2010
Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, and Galenica is forming a new renal pharmaceutical company (Vifor-Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma) designed to develop and distribute on a worldwide basis products to treat iron deficiency anaemia and bone mineral metabolism for pre-dialysis and dialysis patients.
 
NxStage Medical to offer automated vascular access surveillance device
Renal and dialysis equipment : 05 November, 2010
NxStage Medical is expanding the company’s Medisystems in-centre product portfolio to include Vasc-Alert's automated vascular access surveillance product.
 
Fresenius Medical Care supports dialysis facilities for Abu Dhabi Health Services
Renal and dialysis equipment : 06 September, 2010
Fresenius Medical Care signs a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) the public provider of health care services, for exclusive management of its dialysis facilities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
 
Fresenius Medical Care agrees long-term Japanese distribution deal with Nikkiso
Renal and dialysis equipment : 26 July, 2010
Fresenius Medical Care is entering into a long-term, 10-year exclusive distribution agreement with Japanese-based Nikkiso for haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis products in Japan.
 
B Braun launches haemodialysis system for real-time monitoring of dialysis
Renal and dialysis equipment : 29 April, 2010
The Renal Therapies Division of B Braun Medical is launching Adimea, an innovative process for real-time monitoring of dialysis effectiveness during treatment.
 
NxStage signs distribution deal with Nordic Medcom for haemodialysis system
Renal and dialysis equipment : 05 February, 2010
NxStage Medical signs a five-year exclusive distribution agreement with Nordic Medcom, becomes a distributor of renal care products in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and other international healthcare markets, for the promotion, sale, delivery and service of the NxStage System One and certain of the company's in-centre products in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
 
NxStage Medical signs up Kimal to distribute medical devices in the UK
Renal and dialysis equipment : 11 May, 2009
NxStage Medical signs a five-year exclusive distribution agreement with Kimal, a distributor of medical device technology across the UK and International healthcare markets, for the promotion, sale, delivery and service of the NxStage System One and certain of the company's in-centre products in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
 
PercSys unveils stone control device for treating kidney stones
Renal and dialysis equipment : 27 April, 2009
Percutaneous Systems, (PercSys) is introducing the Accordion CoAx Stone Control Device, the newest member of its Accordion family of disposable kidney stone treatment tools.
 
Clinical data shows medical device increases Hepatitis-C cure rates
Renal and dialysis equipment : 26 March, 2009
New clinical data supports the advancement of the Aethlon Hemopurifier as an adjunct therapy to increase Hepatitis-C (HCV) cure rates.
 
Premier awards B Braun a three-year contract to supply haemodialysis and CRRT solutions
Renal and dialysis equipment : 11 February, 2009
B Braun Medical has been awarded a three-year contract by Premier Purchasing Partners to supply haemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) dialysis products.
 
Sorin sells off renal care business to European investment consortium
Renal and dialysis equipment : 02 January, 2009
Sorin Group has completed the divestment of its Renal Care Business to an investment consortium led by Argos Soditic, an independent European private equity firm, and MPS Venture SGR, on behalf of the closed-end fund ′Emilia Venture’.
 
NxStage Medical to release interim HR-QOL data for daily home haemodialysis
Renal and dialysis equipment : 27 October, 2008
NxStage Medical has announced positive interim four month results of select health-related quality-of-life (HR-QOL) measures from its ongoing FREEDOM Study of daily home haemodialysis (DHD) treatment.
 
Medtronic submits InterStim Therapy incontinence solution for Pre-Market Approval in the USA
Renal and dialysis equipment : 23 October, 2008
Medtronic has submitted its Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application with the US Food and Drug Administration for InterStim Therapy for the treatment of faecal incontinence.
 
Renal Advantage awards NxStage Medical long-term product supply contract
Renal and dialysis equipment : 22 October, 2008
NxStage Medical’s Medisystems Division has signed a long-term product supply agreement with Renal Advantage (RAI), the fourth largest provider of dialysis services in the USA.
 
Sorin receives offer to purchase its renal care business
Renal and dialysis equipment : 13 October, 2008
Sorin Group has received an offer for the acquisition of its renal care business and the group has granted exclusivity to an investment consortium led by Argos Soditic, an independent European private equity firm, and MPS Venture SGR, for the purpose of finalising negotiations.
 
Nephros completes clinical trial of filter for optimising ESRD therapy
Renal and dialysis equipment : 09 June, 2008
Nephros has completed the pivotal US clinical trial for its OLpur H2H module and OLpur MD220 filter for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) therapy.
 
 
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