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Blood Purification

We offer high quality blood purification products to patients with diseases that are difficult to treat with medication.

The "Blood Purification System" of Kaneka Medix came into practical use in 1986, with business both at home and abroad. The system is used domestically in blood purification centers (dialysis rooms) mainly at major hospital in Japan by many patients who have difficulty reaching a treatment goal with medication. The system is especially indicated for vascular lesions caused by cardiac or peripheral arteriosclerosis, renal diseases, and collagen disease, and has shown considerable treatment efficacy. Devices for treatment of complications specific to dialysis patients contribute to the improvement of ADL (activities of daily living).
We specifically develop and provide mainly the following three products.

LIPOSORBER
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LIPOSORBER is an adsorber that selectively binds and removes bad cholesterol that causes cardiac diseases including myocardial infarction. We commercialized it in 1986, and successfully put to practical use a new blood purification system (LDL-adsorption), as an extracorporeal circulation system combined with our "Sulflux" membrane plasma separator.

SELESORB
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SELESORB is an adsorber for treating patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It was developed after LIPOSORBER. It selectively removes anti-DNA antibodies (disease agents) and so on. It has been used efficiently for patients with diseases that are difficult to treat with conventional therapy (medication).

LIXELLE
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Long-term dialysis treatment causes an accumulation of the protein "beta 2-microglobulin" in joints, which results in dialysis-related amyloidosis with joint pain.
To improve this symptom, we developed the medical device LIXELLE to selectively adsorb and remove causal "beta 2-microbglobulin" in 1996. It has shown to have steady efficacy including relief from joint pain in combination with dialysis.

We continue with product development to help patients in difficult situations with intractable diseases, by trying to put new medical devices into practical use, along with the above-mentioned three main products.


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INTERVENTION
Blood purification
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