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April 2, 2009 – Invatec received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Amphirion Deep 150 mm Long PTA Balloon and Tapered 210 mm Long PTA Balloon in U.S.

The Amphirion Deep Long...

March 16, 2009 – Invatec today announced CE-certification of a new coronary balloon, the IN.PACT Falcon paclitaxel-eluting PTCA balloon catheter, which is one of the first drug-eluting balloons...

March 10, 2009 - Abbott today launched the VOYAGER NC Coronary Dilatation Catheter, a next-generation balloon dilatation catheter with high-pressure capability designed to optimize the treatment...

February 2, 2009 - Cook Medical’s new Advance PTX drug-eluting balloon was used in a live case transmitted from The Heart Center Leipzig/Park Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, at last week’s ISET 2009...

December 4, 2008 - Medtronic Inc. recently began its U.S. launch of the Sprinter Legend (semicompliant) and the NC Sprinter (noncompliant) balloon dilatation catheters on a rapid exchange delivery...

November 13, 2008 - Medtronic Inc. today started its U.S. market launch of the Endeavor Sprint drug-eluting stent (DES) on a rapid exchange (RX) delivery system.

November 10, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. today said it received FDA approval to market its Apex PTCA Dilatation Catheter, a high-performance pre-dilatation balloon catheter developed...

February 19, 2008 - Among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), prior statin therapy is associated with better perfusion after primary angioplasty of the infarct-related artery,...

October 24, 2007 — Drug-eluting balloons could offer a viable alternative to drug-eluting stents (DES) in the treatment of coronary artery disease, according to research results from two studies...