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Nipro to double output of dialysis filters in China

Japanese company anticipates steady rise in country's diabetics

Nipro will be able to produce 12 million dialyzers yearly in China.

OSAKA -- Medical equipment maker Nipro will boost production of filters used in dialysis treatments twofold in China, aiming to tap into the country's growing number of diabetes cases.

The cylindrical dialyzer serves as an artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure -- common among diabetics -- to filter out waste in their blood.

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