FDA clears path for Hach Automated Chlorine monitoring system for dialysis

A fit person’s kidney filters around 120 to 150 quarts of the blood per day. If the kidneys aren’t functioning correctly, wastes are formed in the blood. This may also lead to the death or coma. The cause of the kidney problem can be acute or chronic such as short-term illness or injury that impacts the health of the kidney. Dialysis process averts the waste products present in the blood from reaching the hazardous levels. It can also eliminate the toxins or drugs from the blood in an emergency. Hemodialysis is a type of the dialysis process and it is generally done thrice a week, for 3-4 hours a day.

The process totally depends on how the patient’s kidney works and how much fluid weight has been gained in treatments. Generally, Hemodialysis is done at the special dialysis center in medical facilities; but nowadays due to technical advancement, it can also be done at home.
The whole dialysis process needs efficient equipment that can deliver errorless results while the patient is under the dialysis treatment.

HACH, a Colorado-based global leader in water quality and analysis, declared about its first ever FDA 510(k) approval for automated chlorine monitoring system that automatically analyzes the levels of chlorine water used while preparing dialysate in hemodialysis systems for every five minutes, which also made sure the levels are low. In the case, if the levels increase above the limit, a monitoring system with an alarm will notify the issue.
The company developed the CM310 in association with one of the prominent player in dialysis industry in the United States. HACH has been a pioneered player since decades for industrial water treatment and municipal facilities globally. The development of the CM130 is the result of the joint efforts taken by the engineers and researchers. The team immersed themselves in the ecosystem of dialysis to understand the requirement of the patients, technician, administrators, and staff.


The design of the CM310 is typically based on the user-centric purpose. The development perfectly matches with the company’s mission of ensuring quality water for people around the globe and keeping up the tradition of innovation. The concentration of chlorine for every test is documented for review and to meet the terms of regulatory requirements. The data can be downloaded via SD card or through the Ethernet connection linked with clinic computing system.


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