Devices for at-home use pose several design challenges, as they must be durable, portable, and easy-to-use. A start-up company with a technology for home-based treatment of renal failure and fluid overload using hemofiltration and/or ultrafiltration contracted KMC Systems for engineering support. The device’s point of differentiation is its ability to allow patients to receive more frequent and shorter duration therapies, resulting in better patient outcomes.
KMC Systems served as the technical resource team, developing the hardware platform as well as its interface with the disposable. A unique aspect of this device was its ability to house the entire tubing set in the filtration cartridge. KMC Systems developed custom peristaltic pumps, an advanced processing technology, blood detection sensors, and an intuitive user interface.
KMC Systems transitioned the project to its manufacturing team for production, using its proprietary Manufacturing Execution System to control quality and speed time-to-market. After a few years, its customer changed strategic direction and KMC Systems seamlessly transitioned production to the company’s internal site.
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