Quanta Prepares For Launch Of SC+ Personal Dialysis Machine
The UK company recently finished a pilot trial of the SC+ personal dialysis system in France, as part of its plan to launch it in Europe by the end of 2018 and earn US FDA clearance in 2019.
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Market Intel: Holding Out For Home Hemodialysis: Still-Modest Market Promises Bigger Growth
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) affects 600,000 Americans, striking over 120,000 people a year, and most of these patients require renal replacement therapy, such as hemodialysis. For most, that means a several-hour treatment, three times a week, at a dedicated outpatient center run by a service company like DaVita, Inc., or Fresenius Medical Care. But getting dialyzed at home is another option. Just under 2% of patients do home hemodialysis (HHD) today, but a growing number of companies are betting that this number could increase substantially.