News | February 12, 2015

New Bioresorbable Stent Uses Technology to Appear on Angiographic X-ray

New stent created with Rutgers technology in now in clinical trials

Fantom, Reva Medical, Rutgers, bioresorbable stents

Image courtesy of Reva Medical Inc.

February 12, 2015 — A new stent for treating cardiovascular disease that incorporates a polymer invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been implanted in patients for the first time.

The device, called Fantom, is a drug-eluting stent being developed by Reva Medical Inc. of San Diego. The stent is made from a unique formulation from a tyrosine-based polymer family invented by Joachim Kohn, Rutgers Board of Governors professor of chemistry. The company signed the initial licensing agreement with Rutgers in 2004 for the polymer family.

The polymer is a major step forward because the stent made from the material is fully visible using X-ray, which is extremely useful to interventional cardiologists when they are implanting the device. The polymer also is fully bioresorbable, meaning that it dissolves completely over time, which is an advantage particularly for younger patients.

The first Fantom implants were done at Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“This is a major step forward toward introducing a valuable new therapeutic tool that has the potential to help many patients worldwide,” Kohn said.

For more information: www.rutgers.edu

Related Content

Abbott will end sales of the Absorb bioresorbable stent scaffold, pulling it off the market September 14, 2017.
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable| September 08, 2017 | Dave Fornell
September 8, 2017 — Abbott Vascular has announced it will end commercial sales of its Absorb bioresorbable vascular s
Sponsored Content | Videos | Stents Bioresorbable| March 30, 2017
Stephen Ellis, M.D., professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, discusses t
BVS, Absorb stent, bioresorbable scaffold, ABSORB III data, ABSORB III results
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable| March 21, 2017 | Dave Fornell
March 21, 2017 — In the late-breaking ABSORB III Trial two year results presented at the American College of Cardiolo
Synergy stent, abluminal polymer DES, bioresorbable polymer DES, bioresorbable polymer metallic stent

The Synergy stent is the first FDA cleared drug-eluting stent to use a bioresorbable polymer drug carrier. When the polymer dissolves after about four months, the devices become a bare metal stent. The technology is supposed to reduce the rate of late stent thrombosis due to vessel inflammation caused by durable polymers.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable| January 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell
One of the big advancements in drug-eluting stent (DES) technology has been the development of bioresorbable polymers
OCT, intravascular imaging, stent, good stent apposition on vessel wall, TRANSFORM-OCT study

An OCT image showing good stent strut apposition against the vessel wall.

News | Stents| January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017 — Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (OC
Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, top cardiology story of 2016

The FDA clearance of the first fully bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb BVS, was by far the top story of 2016. Readers clearly had a massive interest in this technology based on their page views of this article, related bioresorbable stent content and a video interviews with key ABSORB study investigators.

Feature | December 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell
The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had a record year in 2016, breaking 1 million pa
Sponsored Content | Videos | Stents Bioresorbable| November 09, 2016
Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirb
Biotronik's Osiro stent, prison IV trial

Biotronik's Osiro ultra-thin strut, sirolimus-eluting stent.

News | Stents| November 09, 2016
November 9, 2016 – Results from a randomized, multicenter trial failed to show non-inferiority of hybrid, ultra-thin
OCT stent strut coverage

OCT imaging showing neointimal tissue coverage of metallic stent struts.

News | Stents| November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (OC
Fortitude bioresorbable stent

The Fortitude sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent.

 

News | Stents Bioresorbable| November 07, 2016
The 28th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, Oct. 29-Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C...
Overlay Init