Renal Solutions' Allient haemodialysis:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Renal Solutions has received US FDA 510(k) clearance to sell an improved version of its Allient sorbent haemodialysis system for chronic and acute haemodialysis applications. The product, which includes the firm's Sorb and Hisorb series of cartridges, incorporates advanced haemocompatible materials in its Pulsar blood pump component, said the Warrendale, Pennsylvania company. Comprising what the firm describes as a unique, pressure-limited, two-chamber design, the Pulsar pump represents "the first significant step forward in dialysis blood pump design in several decades", Renal Solutions claimed. The firm added that its Allient product opened new treatment options, by virtue of its ability to provide short, standard or extended duration haemodialysis therapy using just 1 and 0.5 gallons of ordinary drinking water.