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He has now is -- -- who is.
Senior vice president of next faces from one.
Thank you go we're going out panel here today.
And I guess your company is a company that.
Well ahead of the curve when it comes to home dialysis.
Which is big ticket -- when it comes from folks you know being at home and you know.
Especially people with kidney -- tell me about some of them the products -- you have and how are they being applied.
But we're we're where company based north of Boston and for about ten years we've been developing and and bringing out the patients.
Products medical devices.
For treatment of kidney failure both in the hospital in the -- -- the hospital but also.
For home -- dialysis.
We we introduced.
The next -- system one.
In 2005 that's -- received or are FDA clearance where the only device.
Medical device cleared for home -- dialysis.
In the United States and it's it's different because it it allows patients.
To do there seem analysis therapy.
Outside of the dialysis center and I know you know this but but.
Kidney diseases is Israel in and in the United States not one of night and one of nine adults.
Have kidney disease and about half a million patients.
Kidneys have failed completely.
So they either need a transplant -- they needed -- got dialysis.
On a routine basis to clean their blood to kidneys play an incredibly important role in cleaning the blood and removing the excess fluid so.
What we've done most patients are actually treated three times a week in the center at what we've created.
Is a device.
That is that small and portable it's about -- Vegas a thirteen inch TV I don't think you can buy those anymore but it's small but on this big and and patients can do therapy themselves at home.
It with you know.
Generally -- partners well and they can also take the therapy.
With them when they travel until -- this technology be as sort of a back -- plan.
To let's say hospital dialysis or would it be in there with him if -- have if I had kidney fail and I need dialysis.
You know you could -- get you shone bright.
In your arm you go to a dialysis.
Center which is usually -- them you know and hospital.
Ahead your device is and it isn't an alternative or is it back -- plan when it comes to home balance nuts actually it -- it's an alternative.
That means -- as -- either choose to do therapy.
In the dialysis center or in the home -- them a reason a patient would would typically choose to do therapy in the home.
Is they want more control their schedule they -- to be able to do their therapy when they want how they want on the schedule that makes most sense for them.
-- the -- and the flexibility associated with that but also for the health benefits typically when you do home therapy.
Quality of life is better blood pressure medications.
Are reduced or or go away.
Feel better a number of quality of life.
Related items and hostile nations are reduced again and the mortality is actually improve the there are a number of very very positive.
Health benefits of doing home dialysis so it is an alternative to doing thousands in the center patients typically choose that.
For those reasons if I had -- device at home and I was doing home dialysis and it was a natural emergency in my neighborhood -- Do will be loss of power that how would it does have a back -- -- work on battery or what right now we have to go to the hospital.
Well -- it depends it it depends.
Are our device doesn't have a battery however it can run up any electrical current.
And it can run off a generator so it's it's possible some of these devices that you're talking about -- could actually is that.
What's what's what's actually very nice about doing therapy -- home.
Is that you can choose to do that than with our device in particular you can choose to do but do the therapy.
Win the time you know when you actually can't so unlike a center where you're scheduled and to three very -- slots.
Per week if you need it the pics while the power to get back on you can wait a little bit still -- your therapy.
With our device and particularly if the power is out.
You can put it in the back a patient with advice in the back of their car or have somebody take them to someplace else a friend's house or someplace else with power.
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