3M develops and manufactures dialysis membranes distinguished by excellent clearance performance and a high degree of consistency and reliability.
About half a century ago, 3M was the first company that introduced a membrane specifically for dialysis. Today, our customers profit from our long experience in the field of dialysis membranes.
With PUREMA™, DIAPES™, and SYNPHAN™, our current portfolio of advanced synthetic dialysis membranes offers high quality solutions for the entire range of fluxes and treatment modalities: from low flux dialysis to highly convective treatments.
This broad membrane portfolio enables our customers to build dialysers tailored to the specific needs of all types of dialysis patients.
3M™ MEMBRANA™ PUREMA™ Capillary Membranes are engineered to fulfill the complex requirements of today’s end-stage renal disease treatment.
PUREMA features S.E.T. Sieving Enhancing Technology and P.E.T.™ Performance Enhancing Technology. The membrane has a unique separation profile with a sharpened cut-off for the targeted elimination of middle molecules and combines enhanced clearance of small molecular weight uraemic toxins with outstanding, stable clearance performance.
PUREMA H eliminates middle molecular weight toxins without loss of useful proteins. There is growing evidence that this reduces the risk of dialysis associated adverse effects like amyloidosis, improves nutritional status, and decreases the severity of lipid abnormalities.
In clincial studies PUREMA H has shown excellent middlle molecular clearance while retaining essential proteins. Middle molecular removal with PUREMA H in haemodialysis mode was on a level that before could only be reached with haemodiafiltration mode.
In addition, PUREMA H provides the most stable clearance values throughout the entire treatment.
PUREMA LX (low-flux) and PUREMA S (super high -flux) complete the range.
All PUREMA membranes are produced in a SIPS process from Polyethersulfone (PES) with Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) added for ideal balance between wettability and biocompatibility.
3M™ MEMBRANA™ DIAPES™ Capillary Membranes are engineered for highly effective, patient-adapted dialysis treatment.
DIAPES features P.E.T.™ Performance Enhancing Technology and provides high, consistent performance in every dialysis-session.
DIAPES offers high and low flux variants for different treatment modalities and situations. Advanced convective clearances are achieved by elevated ultrafiltration rates in each flux segment.
DIAPES combines excellent, stable clearance performance with perfect biocompatibility. Highly reliable dialysis dose and quality are important factors to provide best care in end-stage renal disease patients.
DIAPES is produced in a SIPS process from Polyethersulfone (PES) with Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) added for ideal balance between wettability and biocompatibility.
3M™ MEMBRANA™ SYNPHAN™ Capillary Membranes combine features of PUREMA™ or DIAPES™ with convenient off-the-shelf membrane solutions.
SYNPHAN is available with P.E.T.™ Performance Enhancing Technology.
Premium class clearance, well-proven top biocompatibility, stable performance and high reliability are prime characteristics of SYNPHAN products.
The range covers all fluxes, with SYNPHAN LF100 (low-flux), SYNPHAN LP (low-flux plus) and SYNPHAN HF600T (high-flux).
SYNPHAN is produced in a SIPS process from Polyethersulfone (PES) with Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) added for ideal balance between wettability and biocompatibility.