Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fresenius Medical Care Receives FDA Clearance for 2008K@home™ Dialysis Machine

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), the world’s leading company devoted to patient-oriented renal therapy, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its 2008K@home™ dialysis machine. Specifically designed to facilitate hemodialysis treatment in the home environment, the newly approved device offers many patients more options for achieving adequate dialysis in the comfort of their own home.

"The 2008K@home offers the broadest range of dialysis prescription delivery, regardless of patient size or metabolic needs,” said Chief Medical and Regulatory Affairs Officer Jose Diaz-Buxo, MD, FACP. “It offers versatility and the reliability of many years of experience with this platform." The 2008K@home combines the known safety, efficacy and reliability of the 2008® series hemodialysis machines with a simpler user interface and additional new features specifically designed to facilitate home hemodialysis. 2008K@home incorporates all standard performance and safety features expected in modern hemodialysis machines.

The 2008K@home will be available to patients in the late spring/early summer, 2011. For more information call 800-662-1237 ext. 2053.

2008K@home and 2008 are trademarks of Fresenius Medical Care. 

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