Efforts to correct perceived weaknesses in current coated devices have led to an intense level of activity, with major players being joined by more than a dozen companies with the technology and expertise to make their mark on the DES landscape. These participants are exploring a number of new and innovative approaches that include novel stent geometries specifically designed for the dual purpose of lumen integrity and drug delivery, non-durable stents, new classes of drugs, and novel coating application technologies and strategies. With drug coated stents now accounting for nine of every ten stenting procedures, the stakes are significant.
These findings are contained in a new report, Drug-eluting Stents: The Next Generation. The report is designed to provide readers with a detailed understanding of enabling technologies, candidate devices, market participants and commercial prospects.
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Last updated on: 27/08/2010