Cytoprotection—A Novel Therapeutic Approach

During evolution, cells of all species have developed and optimized a powerful mechanism to protect against stress. Every clinically relevant insult therefore not only causes cellular injury but also activates the cellular stress response.

However, this mechanism is inhibited in certain diseases or when substances are applied that are “new” from an evolution biology perspective such as PD solutions.

Research conducted by Zytoprotec has shown that the protective mechanism of cells can be restored by intervention with cytoprotective compounds.

This offers the potential to prevent cells, tissues and whole organs from damage, thereby improving the quality of live and the survival of patients.

With PD-protec®, Zytoprotec is applying this new approach to the area of renal replacement therapy.