RIVER EDGE, N.J., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NEPH), a medical device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control, and water purification, today reported that AmeriWater Corporation has adopted the Nephros Dual Stage Ultrafilter (DSU) as a standard component of its MRO portable reverse osmosis water treatment systems for dialysis.
"The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Renal Disease and Detoxification Committee has approved the integration of standard RD52 with the new ISO23500 international standards," said Jim Baker, President of AmeriWater. "When released, the new standard will significantly lower the recommended tolerable endotoxin levels for water used to make dialysate. It is important that portable water systems can meet these standards on a consistent basis. The Nephros filter provides additional filtration to meet these standards."
"With the new proposed AAMI standards, it became clear that many of the dialysis centers would have to work harder to achieve these new standards, especially the ones that utilize portable RO's because of their sporadic use," said Diane Dolan, CEO, AmeriWater. "Our decision to add the Nephros filter as a standard component on our portables will help ensure that the water used for dialysis will be of the highest quality for the patients."
"Nephros applauds the proactive step that AmeriWater has taken to meet the new endotoxin standards and is proud to be working together to provide added safety to dialysis patients," said Paul A. Mieyal, acting CEO of Nephros.
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