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In Brief: Medtronic

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Medtronic: Commences overseas roll-out of the beStent 15mm balloon-expandable stent in Europe and "other world markets." The device utilizes a "serpentine mesh design" that provides "increased strength, scaffolding, and flexibility for the treatment of coronary lesions," Medtronic claims. The beStent also features radiopaque markers at the stent's ends to help physicians position the stent under fluoroscopy. The beStent launch follows the limited overseas release of the firm's Wiktor-i next generation Wiktor stent in October. The Wiktor-i balloon expandable stent for coronary angioplasty is available in 10-, 20- and 30-mm lengths to support lesion areas that may have required two or more 15 mm stents...
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