Did you know that sepsis is now believed to kill more people than cancer?
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening inflammatory response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. It is one of the most common causes of death in modern intensive care. Our mission is to safely stabilize patients by early removal of endotoxin from the bloodstream, turning the course of sepsis before septic shock occurs.
Alteco Medical AB from Lund, Sweden is an ISO 13485 certified medical device company founded in 2002. They offer a unique technology for blood purification during hemoperfusion treatment. Their solution for extracorporeal endotoxin elimination helps hospitals manage endotoxemia and sepsis in the ICU, and to avoid these conditions post-operatively.
The product Alteco LPS Adsorber counteracts sepsis by removing the threat: endotoxin.
Endotoxin is the initial trigger of the inflammatory response in the immune system and high levels of endotoxin are associated with organfailure and death.
Inside the Alteco LPS Adsorber, a tailor-made synthetic peptide binds to Lipid A; the toxic part of endotoxin (lipopolysaccharides, LPS). By adsorbing harmful levels of endotoxin from the patient’s bloodstream, the Alteco LPS Adsorber breaks the chain of immune system over-reactions that can spiral into sepsis and septic shock.
Alteco LPS Adsorber is the only class IIa, CE-marked medical device for specific endotoxin adsorption. It is safely used to stabilize the patient’s hemodynamic parameters with no contraindications, no reported side effects, or serious adverse events. The product is available on the global market since 2007 through an extensive network oflocal distributors.
On the website www.altecomed.com you will find all information about the company and the product.
We are very proud that Henning Schumacher, on the one hand, as our accredited Distribution Manager, looks after Alteco Medical's international partners on their behalf and also signs up new partners.
On the other hand, Scopemind has taken over the distribution of the Alteco LPS Adsorber in Germany.
As a new member of the German Sepsis Society, we would like to promote and distribute the Alteco LPS Adsorber as a valuable treatment alternative.