Stents

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for stents, also called vascular scaffolds. Stents are used to help prop open a vessel treated by balloon angioplasty because of the barotrauma caused by the extreme stretching of vessel walls. The stent enables to vessel to heal in an open position with collapsing. Drug eluting stents (DES) are coated in anti-proliferative drugs to precent scar tissue growth which can cause restenosis and occlude the vessel. DES require antiplatelet therapy because the drug carrier polymer on DES can cause thrombus inside the stent, even years after treatment, which is why bare metal stents are still used in some patients. This page includes news on coronary stents, carotid stents, peripheral stents, bioresorbable stents, and renal stents. 

Medtronic, Drug Filled Stent, clinical trial, ACC
Feature | March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015 — Medtronic plc unveiled the preclinical outcomes of its novel Drug-Filled Stent (DFS) at the 64th...
News | March 09, 2015
March 9, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the settlement of the breach of merger agreement lawsuit brought by...
Astron, Biotronik, BIOFLEX-I, trial, peripheral stents, CRT 2015
News | March 09, 2015
February 23, 2015 – Biotronik announced the presentation of data from the iliac arm of the BIOFLEX-I clinical trial at...
OrbusNeich, Combo Dual Therapy Stent, REMEDEE, EGO COMBO, JIM 2015

Image courtesy of OrbusNeich

News | March 06, 2015
March 6, 2015 — A three-year review of data on the Combo Dual Therapy Stent was presented at the Joint Interventional...
Tryton Side Branch Stent, Pivotal IDE, bifurcation stent, bifurcation stent
Feature | March 03, 2015
March 3, 2015 — Tryton Medical Inc. announced that results from the company’s pivotal clinical trial for the Tryton...
Feature | March 03, 2015
March 3, 2015 — A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D...
Feature | March 02, 2015
March 2, 2015 — Cardinal Health announced plans to acquire Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis business, a leading global...
Biotronik, DREAMS, BIOSOLVE-II trial, bioresorbable stent, magnesium

Image courtesy of Biotronik Inc.

News | February 19, 2015
February 19, 2015 — Biotronik announced the completion of enrollment in the BIOSOLVE-II trial — a clinical study...
MiStent SES, Micell Technologies, Europe, bioresorbable stents
News | February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015 — Micell Technologies, Inc. announced the commercial availability of the MiStent sirolimus-eluting...
Fantom, Reva Medical, Rutgers, bioresorbable stents

Image courtesy of Reva Medical Inc.

News | February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015 — A new stent for treating cardiovascular disease that incorporates a polymer invented at Rutgers,...
ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value
News | February 03, 2015
February 3, 2015 — Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in...
Stents, BioMimics 3D, Veryan Medical, Biosensors International Group

Image courtesy of Veryan Medical

News | February 02, 2015
February 2, 2015 — Biosensors International Group has announced a distribution agreement with Veryan Medical Ltd. for...
Blog | January 21, 2015
The America College of Cardiology has released its list of key late-breaking clinical trials at the ACC 2015 meeting in...
Stents, Self-Apposing Stent, Stentys

Images courtesy of Stentys

News | January 08, 2015
January 8, 2015 — Stentys announced that the Self-Apposing Stent has been implanted more than 10,000 times in patients...
InspireMD, MGuard, CGuard, drug-eluting stent, MASTER II, CARENET, trials

MGuard image courtesy of InspireMD

News | January 05, 2015
January 5, 2015 — InspireMD, Inc. announced results from two important clinical trials. Thirty-day results from the...