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

 

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Dean Kereiakes, M.D., medical director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, and a lead investigator for ...

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October 27, 2015 — Results from the multicenter, prospective, randomized PANDA III trial indicate that the BuMA sirolimu ...

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There were several overarching technology trends seen at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual ...

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October 16, 2015 — Enrollment has successfully concluded in its multi-center, international CE mark clinical trials MEND ...

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October 16, 2015 — Results from a clinical trial showed that Abbott's Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular ...

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October 15, 2015 — Two new advances in stent technology announced in recent days further reinforce the effectiveness of ...

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October 15, 2015 — Biotronik has announced results from the BIOSOLVE-II trial, investigating the safety and clinical ...

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October 5, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boston Scientific’s Synergy Bioabsorbable ...

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September 4, 2015 — A drug-eluting coronary stent made of absorbable material performed similarly to gold-standard metal ...

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September 1, 2015 — A bioresorbable drug-eluting coronary stent showed similar efficacy and safety results compared to a ...

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August 26, 2014 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report ...

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August 5, 2015 — The global market value for bioabsorbable scaffolds (BAS) will expand rapidly from $143.7 million in ...

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July 20, 2015 - Boston Scientific has initiated a study of the company's first fully resorbable drug-eluting scaffold ...

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June 5, 2015 - REVA Medical Inc. announced the initiation of patient enrollment in the FANTOM II clinical trial of its ...

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With the recent innovation of flexible microelectronic sensor circuits that can be made from bioresorbable materials, it ...

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