NxStage Medical says it opened its 1st dialysis center near St. Louis.

NxStage debuts 1st dialysis center

NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) said its NxStage Kidney Care division opened its 1st dialysis center outside of St. Louis after winning Medicare certification from the Missouri Board of Health.

The 6,300-square-foot center, in Des Peres, Mo., aims to provide "patient-centered care by providing enhanced access to the significant clinical and quality of life benefits possible with home-based and more frequent dialysis," according to a press release.

Lawrence, Mass.-based NxStage makes the System 1 home hemodialysis system.