NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), (medical technology company focused on advancing renal care), today announced that its Medisystems products division has released MasterGuard Plus, its latest innovation in AVF needle safety. MasterGuard Plus leverages the proven safety features of Medisystems’ MasterGuard needle guard and offers new features designed to enhance dialysis staff safety by helping to prevent needlestick injuries.  More specifically, MasterGuard Plus offers new intuitive ergonomic and patented safety features including a redesigned needle lock designed to increase security after retraction.

Joseph E. Turk, president of NxStage Medical, Inc. said, “Early customer feedback has been very positive, validating many of the benefits we expected.”  He concluded, “We are very excited to bring these enhanced features to dialysis staff and patients, while maintaining the ease of use that they have come to expect from Medisystems products.”

Medisystems will be showcasing MasterGuard Plus during the American Nephrology Nurses Association Conference from April 15-17th in Las Vegas, using virtual reality to help customers experience the advantages of the device in 3D. For those attending, visit the NxStage booth #307 for more information.