In CytoSorb therapy*, the blood is purified by adsorption. With a total surface of > 45,000 square meters (> 4 large football fields), the adsorber is able to effectively and over time (up to 24 hours) lower high cytokine levels. It is mainly hydrophobic (water-insoluble) molecules that can be removed up to a size of approximately 60kDa. These include cytokines. The removal of these substances is concentration-dependent, which helps to prevent complete removal of physiologic mediators.
High Inflammatory mediators plasma levels are lowered to support immune modulation to regain a re-balanced situation.
In addition, other metabolic products such as bilirubin or myoglobin can be removed from the bloodstream. Particularly important substances, such as albumin, remain largely unaffected.
CytoSorb is a whole blood adsorber. The unique design of the CytoSorb cartridge and its adsorber beads from the basis for its functionality and high biocompatibility.
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