NxStage Medical, a manufacturer of dialysis products, has signed a five-year distribution agreement with Nordic Medcom for the promotion, sale, delivery and service of the NxStage System One and certain of the company's in-center products in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
As per the agreement, the NxStage System One and PureFlow SL dialysate preparation system are expected to be available to dialysis centers throughout these countries, exclusively through Nordic Medcom. Nordic Medcom also has the option to make Medisystems bloodlines and ButtonHole needles available to their customers in these regions.
Joseph Turk, senior vice president of Commercial Operations at NxStage Medical, said: “This agreement with Nordic Medcom marks the second international distribution agreement we have signed as we pursue our growth objectives and expand internationally. To date, our products have been well received by patients and customers in the UK and Ireland.
“The combination of Nordic Medcom’s experience in the renal care industry, coupled with its strong distribution capabilities within Sweden, Denmark and Finland, provides us with the opportunity to meet growing demand and further broaden access to our life changing therapy for dialysis patients within these regions.”
Arne Puhasmagi, general manager and president of Nordic Medcom, said: “We believe there is increasing interest in home hemodialysis within this region and are excited to be working with NxStage, the market pioneer. We strive to provide our customers with innovative technology that improves patient care. NxStage’s focus on innovation and quality makes them a natural addition to our portfolio.”