Stents Bioresorbable

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for bioresorbable stents (BRS). These devices are also referred to as bioabsorbable stents, bioresorbable scaffolds and dissolving stents. BRS are designed as an alternative to permanent metallic stent implants, which cause issues in a small number of patients with in-stent restenosis, late-stent thrombosis and require use of long-term antiplatelet therapy. Metallic stents also cause issues with CT and MRI imaging and may prevent future options for coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery. BRS are supposed to remove avoid these issues by dissolving and disappearing from the vessel after a period of 2-4 years. This, returns the vessel to its natural state and allows for the return of vasodilatation and vasoconstriction. BRS have had some issues in clinical trials not being able to match the performance of standard metallic drug eluting stents (DES) because of their thick stent struts. Newer generation BRS are in development with struts smaller than 100 micros, with will be closer to those of current generation metallic stents

 

Videos | Stents Bioresorbable

Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, explains where development of bioresorbable scaffolds stands in ...

Home August 06, 2018
Home
Amaranth's Fortitute bioresorbable stent scaffold. The company is developing smaller strut BRS.  Data presented at EuroPCR 2018
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable

June 19, 2018 – Amaranth Medical offered new details about its 85-micron Defiance bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) recently ...

Home June 19, 2018
Home
News | Stents Drug Eluting

May 31, 2018 – Late-breaking trial results presented at the EuroPCR Congress, May 21-24 in Paris, France, found the ...

Home May 31, 2018
Home
News | Stents

January 25, 2018 – Elixir Medical Corporation, a leader in the development of breakthrough adaptive remodeling ...

Home January 25, 2018
Home
The Abbott Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) bioabsorbable stent.
Feature | Stents Drug Eluting | Dave Fornell

There was no shortage of interest in bioresorbable stent technologies at the many sessions offered on this topic or ...

Home January 17, 2018
Home
OCT comparison between the Combo vs. Xience stents in the HARMONEE study.
Feature | Stents

November 8, 2017 – New results from the HARMONEE Japan/U.S. Registration Trial, reported by in a first report ...

Home November 08, 2017
Home
Videos | Stents Bioresorbable

A discussion with Ajay Kirtane, M.D., SM, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at New York-Presbyterian ...

Home November 07, 2017
Home
News | Stents Bioresorbable

October 31, 2017 – Thirty-day results from ABSORB IV, the largest randomized everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular ...

Home October 31, 2017
Home
News | Stents Bioresorbable

October 31, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to healthcare providers that interim ...

Home October 31, 2017
Home
News | Stents Bioresorbable

October 25, 2017 — Amaranth Medical will provide an update at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) ...

Home October 25, 2017
Home
Abbott will end sales of the Absorb bioresorbable stent scaffold, pulling it off the market September 14, 2017.
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | Dave Fornell

September 8, 2017 — Abbott Vascular has announced it will end commercial sales of its Absorb bioresorbable vascular ...

Home September 08, 2017
Home
Videos | Stents Bioresorbable

Stephen Ellis, M.D., professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, discusses the ...

Home March 30, 2017
Home
BVS, Absorb stent, bioresorbable scaffold, ABSORB III data, ABSORB III results
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | Dave Fornell

March 21, 2017 — In the late-breaking ABSORB III Trial two year results presented at the American College of Cardiology ...

Home March 21, 2017
Home
Blog | Stents

Stents were the key focus of interventional cardiology for more than 20 years, but the focus has changed in recent years ...

Home February 13, 2017
Home
Blog

DAIC has worked hard to bring useful technology news and resources to our readers. While we conduct reader surveys and ...

Home January 30, 2017
Home
Subscribe Now