Jul 5, 2016

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US patients

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Glad it has been approved. This would have been great for BMI technology as well; however, FDA limits it to only treat clogged arteries.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.

But not so fast, say experts.

Abbott Laboratories’ newly-approved Absorb stent comes with one important caveat: it hasn’t yet been shown to be safer than older metal implants.

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