Navigation Links
Tsongas Visits Lawrence-based Medical Device Maker NxStage Medical, Inc.

Lauds Company for Healthcare Innovation, Creating Local Jobs

LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fifth District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas visited local medical device manufacturer NxStage Medical, Inc., at the company's headquarters in Lawrence last week. NxStage Medical is a growing public company whose novel portable technology makes it possible for people with kidney failure to have hemodialysis treatment at home or where they travel, and on a more frequent basis.

Tsongas met with representatives of NxStage, was briefed on its technology, and toured the company's facilities in the renovated Heritage Place mill complex at 439 South Union Street.

"I was pleased to visit NxStage last week to learn more about the exciting products and technology being developed by this innovative employer," said Tsongas. "NxStage is a leader in the healthcare industry and its presence in Lawrence exemplifies the kind of ground-breaking enterprise that is flourishing here in the Fifth District while providing outstanding local jobs."

Tsongas also met and talked with 34-year-old Marblehead-resident and NxStage patient Vanessa Evans, who is a part-time Spanish teacher and mother of two children. Evans began in-center hemodialysis in 1996, but after having her first child, the time commitment and physical toll of her treatments became too burdensome. Evans began training on the NxStage System One so she could have dialysis on a more frequent basis at home, on her own schedule.

"I was moved by Vanessa's story, which illustrated the tremendous benefits that the products developed by NxStage provide for those suffering from chronic kidney disease," said Tsongas.

"We are grateful to Congresswoman Tsongas for taking the time to visit, learn about our technology, and hear our views on the importance of achieving more favorable Medicare reimbursement for daily home therapy, which is not only less costly to perform and more convenient for patients, but appears to produce better clinical outcomes," said Joseph Turk, Jr., senior vice president of commercial operations for NxStage Medical.

"NxStage also commends Tsongas for her commitment to sustaining a regional environment that is friendly to company growth and entrepreneurship," continued Turk. "Since NxStage planted its roots in Lawrence, we have brought products from development to FDA approval, enjoyed a successful public offering, significantly expanded our facilities and enriched our workforce with many skilled employees from the local community."

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 end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the company's website at


Jane Hauser

Schwartz Communications


SOURCE NxStage Medical, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. First Lady Laura Bush Visits AED/Netmark Malaria-Control Project in Ghana
2. CRH Medical Corporation announces substantial increase in patient visits
3. A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Childrens Health
4. Depression not discussed during rheumatoid arthritis doctor visits
5. Patient Safety Authority Visits Facilities for Information on Wrong-Site Surgery
6. Holiday Visits Nudge Many Towards Senior Housing Decision
7. Where vets served affects frequency of ER visits but not hospital stays
8. NFL Legend John Madden Visits Capitol Hill;
9. Dramatic Growth Projected in Visits by Elderly Patients to Emergency Departments Underscores Urgency of Medicare Physician Payment Fix
10. 3 Common Drugs Trigger Most ER Visits by Seniors
11. Out-of-hours doctors reluctant to do home visits, say patients
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... leadless pacemakers in the U.S. and is the only hospital in the region ... largest clinical data presentation of transcatheter pacing patients were revealed recently at a ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Growth in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim ... of hospital and nonhospital care, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation ... Edition , found medical payments per claim with more than seven days of lost ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... It’s official: Tattoo taboo is a thing of the ... among Millennials (a whopping one in three aged 18 to 25 is inked). As ... with their ink. In fact, RealSelf , the world’s largest community for learning ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... For many X-rays taken at ... accurate interpretation by the radiologist. The marking utensils are so small, however, they ... found a way to alleviate this problem. , He developed the patent-pending MARK ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, ... Healthcare was recognized as a finalist in the category of Digital Solutions for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... Breg, Inc ., a premier provider ... it has been awarded three contracts by Novation, a ... will have access to improved pricing for Breg,s portfolio ... goods dedicated to advancing orthopedic care.  ... population, rising prevalence of chronic conditions and the health ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 During the recent 2015 Transcatheter ... Francisco, CA , Medinol Ltd. continued to ... During a satellite symposium, "The BioNIR eDES: The ... Restenosis", a renowned physician panel discussed the key ... Coronary Stent System and the Medinol eDES Coronary ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 ... of the "2016 Europe Enteric ... Coli, Enterovirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus, Salmonella, Shigella, ... offering. --> ) ... "2016 Europe Enteric Disease Testing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: