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NxStage Kicks Off Annual Dialysis Conference 2012 With An Event Featuring Celebrity And Former NxStage User Stephen Furst And Others On More Frequent Home Hemodialysis

LAWRENCE, Mass. and SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADC 2012 Booth B -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that it is participating in several industry-focused educational presentations on more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage System Oneā„¢ at the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) 2012. NxStage will also host a special reception event, featuring celebrity kidney transplant patient and former NxStage System One user Stephen Furst and other patient advocates. The events at ADC bring together renal care leaders and NxStage patients to promote the 'mountains of clinical data' supporting the benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis with the System One.

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The "Power to the Patients" reception with actor and director Stephen Furst and current NxStage patient Vanessa Evans will stress the importance of educating patients on their therapy options and empowering them to participate in their own care. Furst's successful career as an actor and director includes recent work providing character voices for the animated films "Little Mermaid II" and "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command," as well as roles in the movie "Animal House" and television shows "St. Elsewhere" and "Babylon 5." Evans is a wife, mother and long-time NxStage patient involved in dialysis patient advocacy, creating awareness for the benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis. The event will take place on Sunday, February 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Salon ABC at the Marriott Riverwalk.

In addition to the reception, NxStage will be participating in several key speaking sessions focused on home hemodialysis:
  • Technical Features of Home Hemodialysis Machines and Potential Advantages of Home Hemodialysis Robert Lockridge, MD, Presiding Monday, February 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Room 214 DFeaturing technical discussion of the NxStage System One, given by Daniel Call, NxStage Medical

  • "Industry Speaks" session including "NxStage: What's Now and What's Next?" Edwina Brown, MD, Presiding Monday, February 27, 6:15-8:15 p.m.Ballroom C-1Featuring a presentation by Joe Turk, President, North America, NxStage Medical

"It has been an exciting year with several significant, high-profile studies continuing to prove that more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One can deliver tremendous health and survival benefits," said Jeffrey H. Burbank, Chief Executive Officer of NxStage. "We are pleased that the significant and growing clinical data in support of our life-changing therapy will again be a key focus of ADC 2012. As the market leader, we look forward to new and continued opportunities in advancing home hemodialysis and improving the lives of patients with End Stage Renal Disease."

ADC 2012 will also feature a Home Hemodialysis Fundamentals and Symposium on Saturday, February 25, with sessions on clinical, administrative and other dialysis program and patient management topics. Registered ADC attendees are encouraged to visit NxStage Medical at Booth B.

About the NxStage System One

The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) are intended to allow convenient use in patients' homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy.   When combined with the NxStage Pureflow SL Dialysis Preparation System, patients are able to further simplify, using ordinary tap water to create dialysis fluid on demand.  Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs, at home or on vacation.

About NxStage Medical

NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative systems for the treatment of end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, and acute kidney failure. NxStage is leading the development of the home hemodialysis market in the US with the only portable hemodialysis machine, the System One, cleared for home use by the FDA. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this release that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including those that are discussed in NxStage's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. NxStage is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Kristen K. Sheppard, Esq.VP, Investor Relations

SOURCE NxStage Medical, Inc.

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