Medical device company Medtronic has gained FDA approval of its Resolute Onyx drug-eluting stent. more

May 10, 2017 9:30 AM Devices

Medical device company Biosensors International Group has enrolled the first patient in a clinical trial evaluating the company’s BioFreedom polymer-free-drug coated stent. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:10 PM News

The FDA has approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease made from a bioresorbable medical plastic more

Jul 7, 2016 5:01 PM Devices

NHS England says its new nationwide system for purchasing expensive medical devices will see lead to savings of over £60 million more

Apr 12, 2016 8:57 AM News

Boston Scientific has launched the AXIOS Stent and Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System to help physicians manage two complications from pancreatitis using a minimally invasive endoscopic approach more

Mar 24, 2016 11:15 AM News

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee gives Abbott’s fully dissolving heart stent a positive review and recommends the FDA approve it more

Mar 17, 2016 10:46 AM News

A drug-eluting coronary stent made of a biodegradable polymer performed similarly to the gold-standard metal one in a non-inferiority trial among patients with the more serious type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction more

Nov 19, 2015 5:00 PM News

Philips has launched VesselNavigator, a live 3D catheter navigation solution to guide the minimally invasive treatment of patients with vascular diseases more

Nov 9, 2015 12:33 PM News

Abbott has announced positive one-year clinical results from the Absorb III trial more

Oct 19, 2015 2:49 PM News

The Innova Vascular Self-Expanding stent by Boston Scientific prevents the blocking of arteries in the leg more

Sep 2, 2015 2:51 PM News

Lombard Medical has received FDA for its ‘Aorfix Plus’ endovascular stent graft. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:08 PM Devices

Mak Joshi, Teleflex Medical OEM, discusses designing a high performance interventional catheter for stent delivery more

Oct 27, 2014 1:39 PM Devices

Exclusive: MPN speaks to Magnus Life Science, a new company which is developing treatments and devices for unmet medical needs. more

Oct 22, 2014 2:52 PM News

First in line: Biotronik has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the investigator-initiated Biolux 4Ever trial more

Jul 24, 2014 10:05 AM News

Cntre of excellence: The Endoscopy Centre of UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC), Kuala Lumpur, has successfully used a biodegradable stent on a 56 year old patient who presented acute cholangitis. more

Jun 8, 2014 9:23 PM News

Leading medical device outsourcing solution provider and manufacturer of minimally invasive device delivery and access products Creganna-Tactx Medical has set up a local team in China to enhance services for existing foreign and domestic customers. more

Nov 13, 2013 3:25 PM News

Analytik, a leading supplier of innovative analytical instrumentation, has reported on the use of the GeSiM Nano-Plotter system being used at the UK's University of Greenwich to study polymeric coatings for medical devices. more

Nov 12, 2013 10:03 AM Technology

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Source: Tomasz Staszak, 2013.

Compared with metals, engineering polymers offer comparable toughness and resistance to degradation by chemicals and high temperatures, a lighter weight and more freedom in design. Laser micromachining is being used to make PEEK and polyimide stents. more

Jun 5, 2013 8:00 AM Technology

Abbott has published data which the company says supports the long-term performance of its Absorb bioresorbable vascular stent. Absorb is a landmark device because it is the first fully bioresorbable stent which can be used in vascular settings. more

Apr 10, 2013 11:38 AM Devices

Alcon, a specialist in eye care and a division of Novartis, has achieved FDA approval for the CyPass Micro-Stent, a micro invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) device. more

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