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5008 therapy system
New generation of dialysis machines that offers online hemodiafiltration for the first time as a standard feature and uses less electricity and water than conventional dialysis machines.

A peritoneal dialysis double-bag system with lactate-buffered peritoneal dialysis fluid with PIN- and DISC technology for an easy and safe handling by the patient.

Acute-Graft-versus-Host-Disease (aGvHD)
Acute phase of Graft-versus-Host-Disease, caused by T-cells in the donor graft that attack the host organism.

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
Transplantation of donor stem cells

A protein that can be used to monitor a patient's nutritional condition.

Antibodies are proteins that bind specifically to a particular substance, its antigen. Antibodies are known collectively as immunoglobulins. They are produced by B-lymphocytes and plasma cells in response to infection or immunization, and bind to and neutralize pathogens, thus preparing them for uptake and destruction of phagocytes.

Antiretroviral drugs
Drugs that inhibit the multiplication of specific viruses (retroviruses).

APD (Automated Peritoneal Dialysis)
Machine-supported version of peritoneal dialysis treatment, usually performed during the night.

Process of obtaining blood from a donor or patient to separate or remove certain components (thrombocytes, plasma) before re-infusing the remainder.

Accumulation of excess fluid in the abdomen due to disturbed balance of influx and efflux as a result of a malignant disease.

Aterio-venous fistula
Surgically created direct connection between an artery and a vein of a patient. This forms a large blood vessel with an increased blood flow, providing access for hemodialysis.

Lactate-buffered peritoneal dialysis solution with stay·safe technology in a double-bag system. After mixing the contents of the two compartments, the ready-to-use solution has a physiological pH and a considerably reduced amount of glucose degradation products aiming at preserving of the peritoneal membrane function as well as the residual renal function.

BCM - Body Composition Monitor
Based on bio-impedance spectroscopy, this device can be used to assess the body composition and quantify the level of overhydration in dialysis patients.

Dry bicarbonate concentrate for online production of liquid bicarbonate concentrate used in bicarbonate hemodialysis with our hemodialysis machines of the 4008 and 5008 series.

Physiological peritoneal dialysis solution with stay·safe technology in a double-bag system. After mixing the contents of the two compartments, the ready-to-use solution has a physiological pH and a considerably reduced amount of glucose degradation products aiming at the preservation of the peritoneal membrane function and the residual function as well as better acidosis correction.

Quality and compatibility of the material, the system or the solution which prevent negative reactions by the organism of the patient

PVC-free, biocompatible material for producing foils, tubing and other components for peritoneal and acute dialysis.

Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM)
Module for hemodialysis machines for fully automated blood pressure monitoring.

Blood Temperature Monitor (BTM)
Module for hemodialysis machines to measure blood temperature. It can be used to control the body temperature of a dialysis patient, for example.

Blood Volume Monitor (BVM)
Module for hemodialysis machines to measure relative blood volume and control fluid removal from the patient to avoid complications during dialysis treatment.

Blood volume replacement
Infusion solution to compensate blood loss

BMI (Body Mass Index)
Ratio to evalue the nutritional status. It is derived from the formula weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. The normal range is 18 to 25.

An integrated hemodialysis therapy developed by Fresenius Medical Care that deals with cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients.

Cardioprotective Hemodialysis
An integrated hemodialysis therapy developed by Fresenius Medical Care that deals with cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients.

Ci-Ca System
Multifiltrate with integrated regional citrate anticoagulation for a renal replacement therapy without the need for systemic anticoagulants, thereby reducing the risk of bleeding.

Continuum - Dialysis Without Boundaries
Comprehensive program of Fresenius Medical Care to emphasize home dialysis – including home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis – for patients and healthcare professionals.

LDL apheresis system for the treatment of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia

Optimized fluid filter to obtain ultrapure dialysis solution during hemodialysis

Fiber-rich standard tube feed for patients with impaired glucose tolerance

Concentrate that can be added to infusion solutions in all parenteral nutrition regimens for patients who have, or are expected, to develop a glutamine deficiency.

DISC Technology
Unique technology where a DISC integrated in the bag system guides the patient through the essential steps during Continous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), virtually eliminating operating errors.

European Clinical Database. Clinical database for ensuring the quality of dialysis treatment. The database records the treatment data of dialysis patients and allows an efficient comparison of treatment quality among individual dialysis clinics.

PVC-free infusion bag that consist of Biofine®, a material developed by Fresenius.

Fresenius Polysulfone® dialyzer
Dialyzer with capillaries made from Fresenius Polysulfone® membrane

FX-class dialyzer
A new generation of dialyzers with increased performance and outstanding biocompatibility. The improved performance of FX dialyzers was realized with an innovative dialyzer concept, comprising improvements of individual components, including the Helixone® membrane.

Innovative hemodialysis therapy system based on a single-pass batch system. The dialysate is prepared in one batch before treatment and adjusted to the requirements of the individual patient.


Amino acid solution used for parenteral nutrition

Dry acid and bicarbonate concentrates for the offline production of liquid concentrates for bicarbonate hemodialysis.

An advanced high-flux dialyzer membrane used for FX-class dialyzers based on the Fresenius Polysulfone® membrane. The size and distribution of pores in Helixone® have been optimized to enable the removal of larger uremic toxins such as ß2-microglobulin.

ICare Monitoring System
Web-based system for monitoring nocturnal dialysis treatment from a central location and comparing actual with predefined data as the patient sleeps. The system reacts to any deviations from the defined data by contacting the patient immediately, using the emergency information provided.

Adsorber system to treat various immunological diseases

Infusion workstation Orchestra®
Interactive infusion management system for the intensive care unit. Syringe pumps, volumetric pumps and a data management module can be combined. The composition of the workstation can be adjusted to the daily therapy needs by freely selecting the number and position of the modules.

In-line filter blood bag system
Blood bag system with integrated filter for leukocyte filtration

In-Line Steam Sterilisation
Specific steam sterilisation method employed by Fresenius Medical Care in the production of polysulfone dialyzers. One particular advantage is the automatic rinsing out of all sterilisation by-products and bacterial debris during actual dialyzer production.

Enteral supplement containing a high dose of glutamine for the treatment of critically ill patients

Used with the Fresenius Freedom Cycler PD+ to monitor every minute of automated peritoneal dialysis therapy. The data stored by the IQcard can be used to optimize the patient’s therapy as well as for research purposes.

Liberty Cycler
Innovative device with PIN technology for automated peritoneal dialysis marketed exclusively in the U.S. The Liberty Cycler automatically regulates the exchange of used and fresh dialysis fluid. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art pumping mechanism, is easy to set-up and also has an integrated patient data management software.

A bicarbonate-buffered solution for hemofiltration.

Multifunctional acute dialysis machine used for therapy in intensive care.

On-line Clearance Monitor (OCM)
Optional quality assurance component for hemodialysis machines to measure online the effective in-vivo dialyzer clearance

ONLINEplus System
A system for our 4008 and 5008 series hemodialysis machines to perform online hemodiafiltration and online hemofiltration. The infusion fluid is prepared conveniently and cost-efficiently by filtering dialysate.

Optiflux dialyzer
A Fresenius Polysulfone dialyzer generation for the US market, featuring improved clearance rates and outstanding biocompatibility

PatientOnLine is a PC software tool recognized as medical device to administer patient data, to evaluate treatment results and to optimize prescription in order to ensure best treatment outcomes for peritoneal dialysis patients.

Calcium acetate phosphate binder for oral application in patients with chronic kidney failure to reduce blood phosphate levels.

PIN Technology
Unique automatic inline-closing system that eliminates the risk of contamination during disconnection from peritoneal dialysis (PD) systems.

Capillary membrane filter used to separate plasma from other blood components.

Noval extracorporeal blood purification system used for patients with liver disease to support the liver in its detoxification function.

Trifunctional antibody developed by Fresenius Biotech

Trifunctional antibody developed by Fresenius Biotech

Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) system offering the full range of peritoneal dialysis options and a maximum of safety and comfort for the patient, physician and nursing staff

Sorb Technology
Purifies tap water to dialysate quality and allows dialysate to be regenerated; a water- and space-saving technology very suitable for home-hemodialysis and thus an important step towards a wearable kidney.

Biocompatible, safe and environmentally-friendly peritoneal dialysis system using Biofine® as well as PIN and DISC technology, which eliminates the need for clamps and breaking cones.

Innovative and integrated treatment concept in Fresenius Medical Care’s North American dialysis clinics combining, for example, the On-line Clearance Monitor, ultrapure dialysis fluid and the use of disposable highflux Polysulfone dialyzers.

Filters for acute dialysis treatment.

Blood volumen replacement solution

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