Press Release Summary:
Cleared by FDA, CenturionÂ hasÂ flow rate of 1,500 ml/min based on 50Â°F supply. Integrated heat disinfection design disinfects entire unit — including membrane and delivery lines up to inlet of dialysis machine — in one step. Intended for use in medical facilities or at home, this single patient unit has built-in UF device that enhances microbiological quality to UPW levelsÂ ie <0.03 endotoxin units and <0.1 cfu/ml bacteria — making water suitable for hemodialysis as well as hemodiafiltration.
Original Press Release:
Centurion Portable Dialysis Water Treatment System with Heat Disinfection is FDA Cleared
DAYTON, OH — The Centurion portable dialysis water treatment system from AmeriWater has been FDA cleared, officially certifying the single patient unit for use in medical facilities or at home.
Heat disinfection that includes the membrane
Unlike other dialysis water treatment systems, the unique integrated heat disinfection design of the Centurion disinfects the entire unit in a single step – including the membrane and the delivery lines up to the inlet of the dialysis machine. This highly effective and environmentally-friendly heat disinfection saves valuable staff time, reduces chemical costs and ensures all parts of the system are disinfected.
An advanced design for single patient care in-center or at home
To meet the demands of most modern dialysis machines, the Centurion has a flow rate of 1500 milliliters per minute based on a 50°F supply. The unit has a built-in UF device to enhance the microbiological quality to UPW levels ie <0.03 Endotoxin units and <0.1 cfu/ml bacteria, making the water suitable not just for hemodialysis but for hemodiafiltration. The Centurion is also equipped with many of the features of much larger units. These include: a state of the art touch screen display, optional data logging, backflow protection of the incoming mains water supply, an internal leak detection system, a "whisper mode" for nocturnal dialysis, and more. To optimize energy consumption the unit has a variable speed pump. The quiet operation and sleek design of the Centurion makes it unobtrusive in a facility or at home. A dedicated cart is available for portability.
“We’re very excited to introduce this innovative unit which complements our complete line of dialysis water treatment systems for home use, and medical facilities.” said AmeriWater CEO Diane Dolan. AmeriWater is a premier provider of water treatment solutions for dialysis, healthcare and industrial applications. Established in 1995, AmeriWater is head-quartered in Dayton, Ohio with regional distributors across the Western Hemisphere. In 2011, AmeriWater was acquired by Degremont.
AmeriWater is a premier provider of water treatment solutions for dialysis, healthcare and industrial applications. Established in 1995, AmeriWater is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio with regional distributors across the Western Hemisphere. In 2011, AmeriWater was acquired by Degremont.
A subsidiary of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT group, Degrémont has been the world water treatment specialist for more than 70 years. Operating in more than 70 countries with over 5,000 employees, Degrémont generated revenues of Euros1,110 million in 2013.
Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industry and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 92 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 65 million people and collects the waste produced by 52 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 79,550 employees and, with its presence on five continents, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water and waste management services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT generated total revenues of EUR 14.6 billion in 2013.
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