In Brief: St. Jude Medical
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
St. Jude Medical: Receives European CE mark for its Masters series mechanical heart valve with Silzone coating. Produced by Spire Corporation, the anti-microbial silver coating is intended to reduce post-operative endocarditis, St. Jude says. The St. Paul, Minnesota firm filed a premarket approval application supplement with FDA in May for the coating ("The Gray Sheet" June 23, I&W-7), and plans to incorporate it into "a number" of its heart valves...
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