2008T BlueStar Hemodialysis Machine

Physicians, clinicians and administrators have made the 2008® series hemodialysis machines their preferred choice. The 2008T BlueStar™ hemodialysis machine is indicated for acute and chronic hemodialysis therapy.

Our next generation dialysis delivery system offers over 30 enhancements that help promote ease of use, time savings, accuracy and specialized therapies.

The 2008T BlueStar hemodialysis machine is designed to potentially provide:

  • Simpler operation and maintenance with greater user control
  • Labor and cost savings
  • Improved accuracy
  • Enhanced data stream
  • Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED) and Low Volume treatment options

Learn more about the standard and premium features available on the 2008T BlueStar machine.




Streamlines Operations

Simplifies machine operation with automated technologies.

  • Auto Prime simplifies the priming process with fewer steps and user touches than current priming methods.
  • Assisted Reinfusion uses on-screen graphics to guide users through the reinfusion process.
  • Auto Start allows users to set a specific time each day when the 2008T BlueStar machine will automatically power up.



Saves Time and Money

Offers new ways to maximize every minute with smart technological advancements.

  • Disinfection Log offers quick access to the last 1,200 disinfection events.
  • Idle Mode (100 mL/min) gives clinicians an option to use a 100 mL/min Dialysate flow rate during Idle Mode instead of the current 300 mL/min.
  • Independent Conductivity and pH Self-Test removes the need for an external meter and supplies to check conductivity by using the post-dialyzer conductivity cell as the independent conductivity check and checking pH when a bibag disposable is used.



Promotes Accuracy

Provides greater visibility to staff when routine maintenance is due.

  • Preventative Maintenance and DIASAFE® Plus Reminders may be set in Service Mode to remind staff to perform the preventative maintenance and filter change as needed.
  • Auto Heat Disinfection provides greater control than current methods by allowing a specific time to be set in Service Mode for each day when Auto Heat should run.



Supports Acute Patient Needs

Delivers expanded treatment options that address patient needs.

  • Low Volume Therapy enables you to treat patients weighing ≥ 20 kg and ≤ 40 kg.
  • Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED) supports acute patient needs with solutions that allow patients to be dialyzed continuously over a longer period of time — up to 12 hours.



The PatientCard System

The PatientCard System allows for quick patient identification and the direct downloading of the prescription parameters from the PatientCard or Medical Information System (MIS) to the 2008T BlueStar machine.

  • Provides the potential for improved prescription accuracy and reduces the risk of entering an inaccurate prescription
  • Acts as an identification and treatment information backup to the MIS if it should be unavailable
  • The optional PatientCard System consists of software, a PatientCard reader and PatientCards



DIASAFE® Plus Filter

Filtering dialysate beyond AAMI standards1

  • Integrated Fresenius Polysulfone® dialysate filter
  • Excellent endotoxin barrier
  • High molecular weight microorganisms cannot cross membrane
  • Small lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or non-LPS fragment retention resulting from adsorption
  • DIAFIX™ Lock System external mounting system for simple, hygienic filter exchange
  • Automatic DIASAFE® Plus filter test after each chemical disinfection


Continuing in its tradition of technological innovation, Fresenius Renal Technologies offers the latest hardware accessories for use with our concentrate products.




The 2008T BlueStar features are only available on the 2008T hemodialysis machine. They are NOT available on the 2008K, 2008K2 or 2008K@home™.

Your facility biomedical technician can install these upgrades in the timeliest way possible. The installations are not complex.

All parts may be ordered directly from Spare Parts Customer Service at 800-227-2572.

Standard: 15 minutes

Premium: 20 minutes

Temperature Calibration: 45 minutes (Idle Mode @ 100 mL/min, Low Volume, SLED, and Slow Flow)

Cond Conf Cell Calibration: 15 minutes (Required to enable Independent Conductivity Test)    







1. Sands J. Stano M., Li Z., Bryant R., Ofsthun N., Updyke D., Lazarus J. “DIASAFE Decreases Endotoxin Levels 16 Fold Below New AAMI Standard.” 2004 (Abstract submitted for ASN)

Caution: Federal (US) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Note: Read the Instructions for Use for safe and proper use of these devices. For a complete description of hazards, contraindications, side effects and precautions, see full package labeling.

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