NxStage Medical Inc. (NxStage) said its Medisystems Corporation subsidiary has signed a five-year distribution agreement for its blood tubing products for hemodialysis with Gambro Americas (Gambro). As per agreement, Medisystems Corporation will supply blood tubing sets, including the ReadySet and the Streamline to Gambro. Gambro, in turn, will supply the bloodlines to certain customers for use with specific dialysis machines.

Nick Mendez, President of Gambro, said: We are pleased to offer Medisystems’ bloodlines as part of our product portfolio for chronic dialysis.

We believe Medisystems’ products deliver leading quality, performance, and customer satisfaction. The Medisystems product line, particularly the Streamline technology, complements the unique value Gambro delivers to dialysis centers and patients with such novel technology as is incorporated into for instance Gambro’s new Revaclear dialyzers. We look forward to a productive relationship with Medisystems, he added.