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

10 May 2017 09:30 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

17 Feb 2017 14:10 News

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

7 Jul 2016 17:01 Devices

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

12 Apr 2016 08:57 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

24 Mar 2016 11:15 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

17 Mar 2016 10:46 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

19 Nov 2015 17:00 News

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

9 Nov 2015 12:33 News

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

19 Oct 2015 14:49 News

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

2 Sep 2015 14:51 News

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

5 Feb 2015 12:08 Devices

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

27 Oct 2014 13:39 Devices

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

22 Oct 2014 14:52 News

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

24 Jul 2014 10:05 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

8 Jun 2014 21:23 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

13 Nov 2013 15:25 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

12 Nov 2013 10:03 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

5 Jun 2013 08:00 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

10 Apr 2013 11:38 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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