Endotoxins, or lipopolysaccharides (LPS), are macromolecules consisting of a lipid part and a polysaccharide chain. They constitute a major component of the cell membrane in gram-negative bacteria. Endotoxins are well known to induce a strong response from the immune system leading to the release of inflammatory mediators and eventually sepsis or even septic shock.
Usage of the Alteco® LPS Adsorber has no reported side effects, contraindications or known drug interactions. Studies show that it offers an efficient means of treatment for patients suffering from endotoxemia and sepsis, and has successfully been used in ICU’s around the world since 2007.
The Alteco® LPS Adsorber is a non-toxic, drug-free medical device Class IIa designed for hemoperfusion treatment, developed and manufactured by Alteco Medical AB, Lund, Sweden.