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2011-08-30 15:05:33

Lower rate of stent thrombosis found with second-generation drug-eluting stent than with bare metal stent The second generation drug-eluting stent Xience V performs well in patients having primary PCI for ST elevation myocardial infarction, and has a better safety profile than that of bare metal stents, according to results of the EXAMINATION (Evaluation of Xience-V stent in Acute Myocardial INfArcTION) trial. The study was a randomised controlled trial with an "all-comers" design to...

2011-08-30 12:28:35

Results from the Bern-Rotterdam cohort study Results of the independently-funded Bern-Rotterdam cohort study provide robust evidence of an "important" reduction in overall and very late stent thrombosis. The reduction in incidence was found when a newer generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) was compared with early generation drug-eluting stents (DES) at long-term follow-up. "The near elimination of stent thrombosis observed between one and four years after implantation shows that...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the first patient in Japan has been treated with the ABSORB(TM) bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) as part of the ABSORB EXTEND clinical trial. Abbott's BVS restores blood flow by opening a clogged vessel and providing support to the vessel until the device dissolves within approximately two years, leaving patients with a treated vessel free of a permanent metallic implant. The device received CE...

2011-07-25 08:06:00

ATLANTA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced that its MassTrak(TM) Immunosuppressants XE Kit is now CE-marked in accordance with the IVD Directive 98/79/EC, for the quantitative measurement of the immunosuppressive drugs tacrolimus (FK506;Prograf®) in liver and kidney transplant patients and everolimus (Certican®) in adult kidney and cardiac transplant patients from human whole blood samples as an aid in the...

2011-07-08 00:19:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") announced today Phase III trial results that showed more than one-third of patients taking Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets* experienced a 50% or greater reduction in the size of their subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs), non-cancerous brain tumors associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)(1,2,6). This study, the largest prospective clinical trial to date...

2011-06-01 00:24:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") will showcase data from 140 abstracts on its current oncology products and investigational agents at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). These data underscore the company's commitment to developing treatments to improve the lives of patients with cancer. "Through our commitment to R&D and collaborations with the scientific and patient communities,...

2011-05-25 06:00:00

NATICK, Mass., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its 2.25 mm PROMUS(®) Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System for use in vessels as small as 2.25 mm in diameter. The Company plans to immediately launch the product in the U.S. The PROMUS Stent features a thin-strut, open-cell design to allow for excellent flexibility and...


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