Recent advances in affinity column technology now enable the efficient removal of LDL-cholesterol directly from the bloodstream by apheresis. This new therapeutic tool may reduce the risk of progressive atherosclerotic disease in hypercholesterolemic patients who are resistant to diet and drugs.
The Liposorber System is an extracorporeal treatment, similar to dialysis that removes LDL-cholesterol from the blood. The system consist of three disposable parts which are used and then thrown away after each treatment., with an automated, computerized machine controlling and checking the entire process.
The Liposorber LDL-Adsorption Column selectively binds ApoB-containing lipoproteins (LDL, Lp(a) and VLDL). There is minimal effect on HDL or other plasma proteins.