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Japan okays MCRI heart valve

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare approves Medical Carbon Research Institute's On-X mechanical prosthetic aortic valve, paving the way for entry into the world's second largest valve market. "It is difficult to overstate the importance of this regulatory approval to MCRI," President Clyde Baker notes in a Feb. 22 release. On-X aortic and mitral valves have been approved in the U.S. since 2001 and 2002, respectively...



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