The Amia device, which uses Deerfield Park, Ill.-based Baxter’s ShareSource web-based remote connection, is designed for home use by patients with end-stage renal disease. Baxter claimed Amia as the sole U.S.-cleared device with voice guidance, touchscreen controls and ShareSource 2-way connectivity.
“PD is an important treatment option for many patients with kidney disease seeking home-based therapy,” Dr. Jaime Uribarri, of New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital, said in prepared remarks. “We welcome new technology that allows patients to start and administer their physician-prescribed PD therapy at home.”
“Enabling patients to actively work with their healthcare providers to initiate and confidently manage their dialysis therapy is the ultimate goal in the development of Amia withShareSource,” added Baxter renal therapeutic area lead Dr. Bruce Culleton. “Baxter’s focus is to understand and support access to the best renal replacement options for all patients, and then bring technology like Amia andShareSource to healthcare providers so they can help their patients achieve their best possible outcomes.”