NxStage(R) Ranked Number 53 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500(TM)

Wednesday November 3, 2010

LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — NxStage&reg Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that it ranked number 53 on Technology Fast 500&#153, Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2005-2009. NxStage Medical, Inc. grew 2,380 percent during this period.

NxStage Medical’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey H. Burbank, credits the Company’s significant revenue growth over the past five years to its success in pioneering the home hemodialysis market with its System One, the industry’s only portable, easy-to-use home hemodialysis machine, and major growth in its critical care division. He also references the strategic value of the Company’s Medisystems business, acquired by NxStage in 2007.

Burbank said, NxStage Medical is pleased to be named to Deloitte’s prestigious list for the third year in a row. We continue to believe home hemodialysis represents a potential billion dollar market. As the only company with a home hemodialysis indication cleared by the FDA, over 4000 patients, and over 3 million treatments, we believe there are significant growth opportunities ahead.

NxStage Medical and the other 2010 Technology Fast 500&#153 winners forged ahead in a challenging economic environment to realize exceptional growth, said Phil Asmundson, vice chairman and Deloitte’s U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. Deloitte commends NxStage for this impressive accomplishment.

NxStage Medical has proved itself to be one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, and we are proud to honor them as one of the 2010 Technology Fast 500&#153, said Mark Jensen, managing partner, venture capital services, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

For additional detail on the Technology Fast 500&#153 including selection and qualifying criteria, visit www.fast500.com.

About NxStage Medical

NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nxstage.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Kristen K. Sheppard, Esq.


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