|By Business Wire||
|February 5, 2014 06:17 PM EST||
Porex Corporation (“Porex”), a proven market leader and innovator in porous media solutions for the healthcare markets, will showcase the unique Alteco LPS Adsorber medical device at MD&M West 2014 in Anaheim, CA, February 11th–13th, booth 1759.
Alteco LPS Adsorber (Photo: Business Wire)
“Porex strives to create innovative solutions that solve the specific challenges of our healthcare customers,” said William Midgette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porex. “Our research scientists and engineers are dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that provide next generation performance for our customer's products.”
Alteco LPS Adsorber
The Alteco® LPS Adsorber is a unique medical device for extracorporeal removal of endotoxin during hemoperfusion. The biotechnology of the product is based on a synthetic tailor-made peptide that selectively and irreversibly binds several times the endotoxin load found in patients with severe sepsis. The peptide covers the surface of a porous polymer matrix, specially designed to provide an optimal surface for the peptide rather than act as a filter.
“Sepsis causes more deaths each year than prostate cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined,” said Jonas Jönmark, President of Alteco Medical AB. ”Experts believe that sepsis is actually responsible for most deaths attributed to HIV/AIDS, malaria, pneumonia and other infections acquired in the community, in healthcare settings or by traumatic injury.”
About Porex Corporation
Founded in 1961 and based in Fairburn, GA, Porex is a pioneer and global leader in the development and manufacturing of sintered porous polymer products. The Company primarily serves the healthcare and bioscience markets. Porex products serve filtering, venting, wicking, and diffusing functions in applications, such as arterial syringe vents, dialysis filters, and porous components for drug delivery devices.
About Ateco Medical AB
Alteco Medical AB is a Swedish company in the medical technology field.
The company was established in 2002, in Lund. Alteco Medical AB has developed a unique extracorporeal product - the Alteco® LPS Adsorber for use within the sepsis area. The product is based on an innovative, patented, technology.
The Board of Directors of Alteco Medical AB have many years of experience in successfully building and growing international medical companies.
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