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NxStage(R) Achieves Milestone with 3,000 End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Receiving Daily Home Hemodialysis Therapy
Date:11/3/2008

Patient adoption of daily home therapy continues to grow; Positive data supports broader acceptance within ESRD community.

LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that 3,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are now prescribed to receive therapy using its NxStage(R) System One(TM), the first truly portable home hemodialysis machine. This latest milestone represents 35% growth in patient adoption since the end of 2007. The NxStage System One is now available at hundreds of dialysis centers in markets throughout the United States.

"We are pleased by the continuing, annual increase in patient adoption of daily home hemodialysis (DHD) with the NxStage System One," said Jeff Burbank, President and Chief Executive Officer of NxStage Medical, Inc. "This validates our strategy to build sustained growth by working closely with patients and their care-providers in key markets while continuing to broaden nationwide access. It is exciting to see how DHD with the NxStage System One is benefiting the lives of patients. The latest significant evidence of this impact are the just-released interim results of our landmark FREEDOM study, which show that NxStage's DHD therapy significantly improves patients' health-related quality-of-life in terms of recovery time, depressive symptoms and overall health-related quality-of-life, in comparison with conventional, thrice-weekly in-center hemodialysis treatment."

The NxStage System One is the first truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the FDA. Unlike traditional dialysis equipment, the System One plugs into a standard electrical outlet, requires n
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