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Independent Study Reports 50% Smaller Carbon Footprint With NxStage System One™ vs. Standard In-Center Hemodialysis Machines
Date:2/21/2011

otprint of 3.8 tons of annual GHG emissions, with the majority of the emissions resulting from the medical supplies and packaging (37 percent), building energy use (21 percent) and patient travel to and from the dialysis center (20 percent). Meanwhile, the three-hour treatments on a 5 to 6 days a week schedule using the NxStage System One has a carbon footprint of 1.8 tons GHG emissions annually—less than half of three times weekly ICHD.  Moreover, NxStage emissions were 75% lower than frequent home hemodialysis regimen using traditional dialysis machines, which had carbon footprints of 5 to 7 tons of annual GHG.

Efficient use of natural resources while delivering superior clinical results is also important in the design of other products in the NxStage portfolio.  For example, NxStage – through its Medisystems® division – offers the Streamline® bloodline for in-center hemodialysis use.  Streamline is designed to have a lower internal volume, lower resistance to flow, and lower weight and therefore less medical waste generation. The airless blood tubing system is designed to use 25 percent less water to deliver the same dose and reduces plastic and paper waste by more than 30 percent compared to conventional blood tubing sets.

About NxStage MedicalNxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative systems for the treatment of end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, and acute kidney failure. NxStage is leading the development of the home hemodialysis market in the US with the only portable hemodialysis machine, the System One, cleared for home use by the FDA.  The above-referenced article makes reference to nocturnal therapy.  Please note that there are no systems that are currently specifically indicated for noc
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