LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that its Medisystems in-center business and B. Braun Medical Inc. have agreed to extend their supply agreement under which Medisystems will supply B. Braun with its Streamline® blood tubing sets for use on the B. Braun Dialog® and Dialog+® hemodialysis systems, Medisystems MasterGuard® and Buttonhole® needles, and ancillary products for sale in the U.S. Under the terms of the amended agreement, which has been extended through 2014, B. Braun will provide sales, marketing and clinical support to its customers in the U.S.
"Medisystems' Streamline technology has fast become our standard bloodline product, with our customers reporting improved operational efficiencies," said Sam Amory, Vice President B. Braun Renal Therapies Division. "We are pleased to provide Streamline as well as Medisystems MasterGuard and Buttonhole needles and ancillary products so our customers can provide excellent dialysis care."
Streamline features an efficient and airless design intended to improve clinical and economic performance. Streamline is designed to reduce dialysate flow, dialyzer size, treatment time, minimize heparin and waste, and optimize dose delivery, as measured in Kt/V. Streamline also includes NxStage's patented LockSite® needleless access ports, which eliminates the need for sharp needles or costlier guarded needles to be used with the tubing set during dialysis.
"This agreement validates the excellent performance of Medisystems' Streamline blood tubing sets and demonstrates
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