Quanta Fluid Solutions (Alcester, England) won European regulatory approval for its SC+ hemodialysis system, a portable, cartridge- based system that can be used at the clinic or taken home. The company claims that this is the only hemodialysis system that can be used at home which matches the efficacy and flow rates (up to 500ml/minute) of traditional machines.
It’s a single pass device and relies on disposable cartridges that handle all the fluid management within their insides. Once a session is complete, the cartridge is simply disposed of and a fresh new one is used next time. Because the system is designed for both in-office and at-home use, patients can first become comfortable about the procedure with the help of a nurse and once ready can take the machine home for a more comfortable and private hemodialysis treatment.
Here’s the basics of using the SC+ system according to the product page:
- Load the single-use disposable cartridge and connect to the dialyser, concentrates and blood lines.
- After automatic priming the system is ready for treatment.
- Disconnect by simply removing the disposables and the machine is immediately ready for the next treatment.
- No need for intensive disinfection or time-consuming cleaning between treatments.
Product page: SC+…