Patent Number: 6,251,437

Title: Liquid/powder acid concentrate for dialysate and a method of making the same

Abstract: A hemodialysis acid concentrate which includes, before mixing, sodium chloride powder and sometimes dextrose powder as a powder component, and a liquid component which contains some or all of the following: potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, dextrose, calcium chloride, and an acid from the group lactic acid, acetic acid, and citric acid. The liquid and powder components are added to a specified volume of water to make a final acid concentrate. The individual components are easily inspected for quality control and the shipping weight is greatly reduced compared to conventional liquid acid concentrates.

Inventors: Fischbach; LeRoy J. (Wayzata, MN)

Assignee: Minntech Corporation

International Classification: A61K 9/08 (20060101); A61M 1/16 (20060101); A61K 009/08 (); A61K 009/14 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018