DaVita extends alliance with NxStage
This article was originally published in Clinica
Dialysis products manufacturer NxStage Medical is to continue supplying dialysis clinic operator DaVita with blood tubing sets for one more year, as part of an extension to an existing agreement. The two companies began their partnership in February 2007, when they agreed to collaborate on expanding the availability of home dialysis to patients across the US. DaVita holds a 7% stake in Lawrence, Massachusetts-based NxStage and the latter also supplies Davita's clinics with safety needles. DaVita operates over 1,300 outpatient dialysis facilities across the US.