Research Industries gets marketing deal on Swedish Biofilter:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Research Industries is to be the exclusive, worldwide distributor of Swedish company Althin Medical's Biofilter cardiovascular haemoconcentrator. The development of the $95 device for removing excess fluid from a patient's blood during open heart surgery has been completed by the two companies over the last year and a 510(k) has been submitted to the US FDA. According to Research Industries, some 700,000 open heart bypass and replacement surgeries are performed worldwide each year. The market for haemoconcentrators is about half this number and is worth $35 million per year.