• Next-generation DES gains FDA approval

    4 days ago - By Healio

    Medtronic announced it received FDA approval for its next generation drug-eluting stent.
    The new DES utilizes the same stent platform as its previous DES , with a delivery system designed to improve deliverability and increase acute performance, according to a press release issued by the company.
    Meaningful design changes over the prior generation of DES include increased catheter flexibility, dual-layer balloon technology and a lower crossing profile, conferring a 16% improvement in deliverability compared with the previous generation, according to the release.
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