Renal Fact Sheet

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Baxter’s Renal business provides a range of products to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Baxter is a leading manufacturer of products for peritoneal dialysis (PD), a home therapy that Baxter helped introduce in the late 1970s. These products include PD solutions and related supplies to help patients safely perform fluid exchanges, as well as automated PD cyclers that perform solution exchanges for patients overnight while they sleep. The business also distributes products (instruments and disposables, including dialyzers) for hemodialysis (HD), a form of dialysis generally conducted several times a week in a hospital or clinic.

Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions: In PD, a solution is administered into the peritoneal cavity, where it draws waste and excess water across the peritoneal membrane, which serves as a natural filter. This solution is then drained and discarded. Baxter manufactures a range of PD solutions to meet specific patient needs.

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Products: In Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), patients manually infuse their PD solution, allow it to dwell in the body for a brief time, and then drain the solution. They need to perform solution exchanges several times a day. Baxter provides products to make solution exchanges easier for patients and to reduce the occurrence of infections. This includes "twin bag” systems that combine infusion and drainage in a single closed system.

Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Products: In Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD), a machine conducts solution exchanges for the patient, usually overnight while the patient sleeps. Their compact size and ease-of-use make them conducive to home therapy.

Hemodialysis Products: In HD, blood is withdrawn from the arm or leg and pumped through an external filter or dialyzer. The cleansed blood is then returned to the patient. Baxter distributes HD machines and dialyzers to hospitals and dialysis clinics.

Renal Home Care (RHC): Baxter India provides Renal Home Care (RHC), an integrated Patient Care System that brings together highly trained counselors, clinical and technical services team to provide seamless patient care to renal patients. It facilitates better and more frequent contact for patients on Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), provides easy accessibility to renal dietician support, and addresses product delivery and distribution enquiries, including domestic and international travel orders that enable patients to conduct their treatment at home and while travelling.