|[February 05, 2014]
Porex Corporation to Showcase Alteco LPS Adsorber for Intensive Care of Septic Patients
FAIRBURN, Ga. --(Business Wire)--
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 (News - Alert), 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 medial 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,
The Board of Directors of Alteco Medical AB have many years of
experience in successfully building and growing international medical
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