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Home Dialysis Clinical Research Study is Underway - Focuses on At-Home Extended Duration Treatment
Date:11/7/2007

- Renal Solutions Announces Opportunity for Patients to Participate in

Research Aiming Toward Improved Future Dialysis Options -

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Solutions, Inc., the exclusive provider of advanced sorbent hemodialysis products and services, today announced that a home use clinical research trial has begun using sorbent technology. The study presents the opportunity for 25 dialysis study participants to evaluate the ability to self-administer extended duration dialysis in the home when using the Allient(R) Sorbent Hemodialysis System. In this study, the use of the Allient System in the home is an investigational use.

The Allient System enables hemodialysis using only 1.5 gallons (6 liters) of drinking water to provide a convenient therapy option requiring no plumbing modifications to a person's home. It is the only system that uses Sorbent Management for Advanced Renal Replacement Therapy (SMARRT(TM)). SMARRT therapy is based on more than 35 years of proven dialysis, using a gentle, patient-driven technology that enables flexible treatment options including extended duration dialysis therapy -- resulting in greater patient freedom and control.

"Our current participating clinical trial sites demonstrate their commitment to improving future patients' quality of life by taking part in a study like this," said David Vanella, Renal Solutions Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. "It's the drive to discover and apply new technologies that ultimately makes future alternative therapies available and accessible to patients."

The success of this trial may permit dialysis providers in the future to offer an alternative system and therapeutic modality to their patients. In the trial, study participants are trained and transitioned during the initial 8 weeks from self-care in a dialysis clinic setting to 8 weeks of dialysis self- administration in the home.

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