Extracorporeal devices are mechanical organs used in blood purification such as apheresis, hemodialysis, hemofiltration, plasma-pheresis, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Extracorporeal affinity adsorption devices, which are aimed at the removal of substantial amounts of compounds that participate in the pathogenesis of diseases in humans, provide effective therapeutic intervention. Several of these devices are on the market and are used successfully. New technologies such as antibody-coated adsorbents and microsphere-based detoxification are being introduced that are aimed at specific therapeutic targets. These devices must possess certain requirements including: anti-allergenic, anti-carcinogenic, resistance to microorganisms, antibacterial, non-toxic, and the ability to be sterilized. The function and performance of these devices depend on the adsorbent used.
Sterogene has developed special particles and surface chemistries specifically address these requirements. Our particles have been characterized extensively for TOC and other leachables. They are nontoxic, autoclavable, and are already a part of an FDA-approved device. >>Inquire