The alfapump® system

The first and only system for the automatic and continual removal of ascites

The alfapump® System was developed with the goal to eliminate the need for repeated invasive procedures. Put simply, no needles, no external tubes, no repeated needle punctures.
Is a subcutaneously implanted battery-operated pump, which automatically and continually moves ascites from the abdominal cavity to the bladder, where it is excreted naturally from the body for more quality of life.

Fully implantable pump system

The alfapump® is implanted using minimally invasive surgery. This simple procedure usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Direct Link Technology

alfapump® data are continuously collected via the mobile phone network and transferred to data specialists.

No tubes or access ports outside the body

When we were developing the alfapump® system our goal was simple: develop an automated system to eliminate the need for repeated invasive procedures. Put simply, no needles, no external tubes, no repeated needle punctures.

Wirelessly charged through the skin

The smart charger is used to charge the alfapump®. During charging, data from the pump is uploaded to the smart charger which can be downloaded and evaluated by your doctor during hospital visits.

Components

The extensive research and development that went into the alfapump® is reflected in the sophisticated
workings of the pump mechanics and controls. The alfapump® is programmed, charged and monitored wirelessly. While you are reading or watching television, simply place the smart charger (the intelligent charging device) over the alfapump® to charge it.

Smart Charger

The smart charger is used to charge the alfapump®. During charging, data from the pump is uploaded to the smart charger which can be downloaded and evaluated by your doctor during hospital visits.

alfapump®

The alfapump® is implanted under the skin and pumps up to 4 litres of ascites per full battery charge. It also monitors pressure in the bladder and abdominal cavity to ensure optimal fluid management.

Catheters

Standard implantable grade silicone catheters are utilized to collect ascites from the abdominal cavity and deliver it to the bladder. These catheters are are implanted completely inside the body and are not visible from the outside.

alfapump® programmer

Physicians use the notebook and integrated software to download pump data and to change settings. Unique FlowControl software enables quick and easy adaptation of patient-specific pumping programs.