Daily Archives: January 18, 2019

Fresenius Medical Care launches 4008A dialysis machine in India

Rollout of cost-effective 4008A across Asia-Pacific to follow

India, Jan. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced the launch of its 4008A dialysis machine, which was especially designed to meet the needs of emerging markets. With the launch of the 4008A, the company is aiming to improve accessibility to life-sustaining dialysis treatment for patients in these countries who are living with from end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

The 4008A dialysis machine incorporates Fresenius Medical Care’s high therapy standards while minimizing costs for health care systems. It has primarily been deployed in India, with other countries across the Asia-Pacific region to follow.

Worldwide, there is an urgent and growing need for patients with ESRD to access dialysis. ESRD is the stage of kidney disease where a person’s kidneys have stopped working permanently and they need long-term dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.

A systematic review of worldwide access to treatment in 2015 estimated that almost two million people in Asia with ESRD who needed dialysis were not receiving it – a treatment gap that is double the number of patients actively being treated.¹ In response to this need, Fresenius Medical Care has developed the 4008A dialysis machine, which aims to make dialysis more affordable and therefore more accessible for people who have traditionally been unable to access dialysis care, especially in rural areas.

One of the first physicians to use the 4008A dialysis machine is Dr Vijay Kher, Chairman at the Kidney and Urology Institute of Medanta in Gurugram. He said: “In India, the true burden of ESRD is not known, but it is estimated that 90 percent of people who need dialysis die because they cannot afford the life-saving treatment. Of those who do begin dialysis, 60 percent stop for financial reasons.² I strongly believe that for countries like India, preventive strategies and early detection of diseases should be a large goal. However, for patients who develop ESRD, affordable care should be available. I am delighted that India has been chosen as the first country in Asia–Pacific to utilize this machine, allowing dialysis to be offered to a larger number of people at an affordable price, helping to close this treatment gap.”

For 21-year-old Kshitija from New Delhi, being able to access dialysis with the 4008A has been transforming. Initially, she was devastated to be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at such a young age, and was then in denial about her need for dialysis. Now, after 6 months of dialysis with the 4008A and improving health, she is eager to go back to study and is encouraging others to talk to their doctor about accessing treatment for kidney disease, sooner rather than later.

Dr. Olaf Schermeier, Chief Executive Officer for Global Research and Development at Fresenius Medical Care, emphasized the importance of the 4008A launch: “Our global Research and Development team is in constant dialogue with physicians, nursing staff and patients. We put the benefit for our patients at the center of any new development. That is why we have developed this new high-quality dialysis platform that may allow for better cost effectiveness, and brought it to the market in record time.”

Harry de Wit, CEO of Fresenius Medical Care Asia–Pacific, said: “At Fresenius Medical Care, we are proud of the work we do every day to improve the lives of people who are living with CKD. Bringing the 4008A to India and then to the rest of Asia and the Pacific demonstrates our continuing commitment to help ensure that life-changing dialysis is within reach of the increasing number of people — people just like Kshitija — who, with the right treatment, have the opportunity of better health and pursuing their life dreams.”


 Liyanage T et al. Worldwide access to treatment for end-stage kidney disease: a systematic review.

  1. www.thelancet.com Published online March 13, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61601-9.
  2. Varughese S, Abraham G. Chronic Kidney Disease in India: A Clarion Call for Change. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13: 802–804, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.09180817


Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s largest provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases of which around 3.2 million patients worldwide regularly undergo dialysis treatment. Through its network of 3,872 dialysis clinics, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatments for 329,085 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the leading provider of dialysis products such as dialysis machines or dialyzers. Along with its core business, the company provides related medical services in the field of Care Coordination. Fresenius Medical Care is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME) and on the New York Stock Exchange (FMS).

For more information visit the Company’s website at www.freseniusmedicalcare.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.


Dr. Alexandra Villar
Fresenius Medical Care Asia-Pacific Limited
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Sundance Energy Announces Participation in Upcoming Conference

DENVER, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX: SEA) (NASDAQ: SNDE) (“Sundance” or the “Company”), a U.S. onshore oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Eagle Ford in South Texas today announced that management will participate in the upcoming Natixis Energy High Yield Seminar in New York City. Eric P. McCrady, Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 4:00pm ET.

About Sundance Energy Australia Limited

Sundance Energy Australia Limited (“Sundance” or the “Company”) is an Australian-based, independent energy exploration company, with a wholly owned US subsidiary, Sundance Energy Inc., located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of large, repeatable oil and natural gas resource plays in North America. Current activities are focused in the Eagle Ford. A comprehensive overview of the Company can be found on Sundance’s website at www.sundanceenergy.net

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Landslide blocks Central Javas Magelang-Purworejo road section

Magelang, C Java (ANTARA News) – A landslide buried a road section in Gesing Hamlet, Krasak Village, Salaman Sub-district, Magelang District, Central Java Province, on early Friday, crippling vehicular flow to and from Purworejo District.

The landslide buried the Magelang-Purworejo road section at around 2:30 a.m. local time after heavy rains lashed the area for hours since Thursday afternoon, Acting Head of the Magelang Disaster Mitigation Agency Edy Susanto stated here on Friday, Jan 18.

Landslide material reached heights of one meter to up to three meters, and the rescue workers were required to use at least two backhoes to clear the debris and fallen trees blocking the main road, he noted.

The Magelang-Purworejo road section is the only road accessible to drivers and motorists keen on travelling to and from the two districts.

“We have coordinated with local policemen to manage the flow of vehicles to avoid traffic congestion,” he stated.

Due to heavy rainfall, landslides also ripped off Gejiwan Hamlet in Krasak Village, Salaman Sub-district, blocking the hamlets road, as well as Krambetan Hamlet in Jogomulyo Village, Tempuran Sub-district, damaging a house.

Another landslide also closed road access in Kebonagung Wetan Hamlet of Jogomulyo Village, Tempuran Sub-district.

Various parts of Indonesia are prone to landslides and several other natural disasters. On December 31, 2018, a deadly landslide ripped off Cimapag Hamlet in Sinaresmi Village, Cisolok Sub-district, Sukabumi District, West Java Province, killing 33 people.

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned the residents of Cimapag Hamlet, Sinaresmi Village, in Cisolok Sub-district to stay alert to the threats of new landslides due to ongoing intense rainfall.

“The rainfall intensity remains high, and new landslides may occur. Hence, the residents of Cimapag Hamlet should stay alert and avoid all vulnerable areas, including the saturated slopes of steep cliffs,” BMKG Head Dwikorita Karnawati recently warned.

The landslide buried 29 houses, killed 32 people, wounded three residents, and led to another resident going missing. Some 64 residents survived the deadly landslide.

Source: ANTARA News

Presidential Debate – Kalla suggests Jokowi-Maruf stick to the fact at debate

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla suggested presidential candidate Joko Widodo and its running partner, vice presidential candidate Maruf Amin, to stick to the fact while delivering statement and answering questions at the 2019 presidential debate.

“The matters discussed in this first presidential debate are about law, human rights, corruption, and counter-terrorism. All of these are things that Jokowis administration have been dealt with,” said Vice President Jusuf Kalla here on Thursday, Jan 17.

Kalla, who was also the Indonesian Vice President for the period of 2004-2009, argued that statements or answers that are based on facts would be easy to delivered.

“Therefore, whenever questions related to law, human rights and counterterrorism (appeared on the debate), it can be easily answered with the actual facts,” he remarked.

Kalla also participated in the Maghrib Prayer with Jokowi and Maruf Amin in one of the mosques in Jakarta.

Earlier, Jokowi and Maruf Amin stated that they are ready to face the first 2019 presidential candidate debate held this Thursday night. “We are ready, and the preparation is really good,” Jokowi said.

When being asked whether there was specific division of debate material that would be delivered by Jokowi and Amin, Jokowi stated that there is no such division.

Jokowi further said that he and Maruf Amin will face the presidential debate calmly and confidently. “We are going to do this debate calmly,” he remarked.

Jokowi claimed that he had received a lot of advice from the current Vice President Jusuf Kalla for the preparation of 2019 presidential candidate debate.

Source: ANTARA News