This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Firm's LP Stent coronary stent system, premounted on a compliant polyethylene delivery balloon, gains CE mark clearance for European marketing. Available in lengths ranging from 8-38 mm and diameters of 2-4 mm, the device alone received the CE mark in December 1998. The device is chemically milled using a photographic-mask-and-etch process similar to that used for electronic printed circuits, yielding a stent of "unsurpassed smoothness and strength," the company maintains. The firm submitted an investigational device exemption in April for U.S. trials
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