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Sorin stent

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Chrono cobalt chrome stent launches in Europe following CE mark receipt April 4. Sorin claims that in comparison to stainless steels stents, Chrono offers better mechanical strength, flexibility and radiopacity. The device features two radiopaque markers at each end to aid in placement at the target lesion as well as a bio-compatible coating to reduce stent thrombosis. In February, the firm launched the Janus Flex tacrolimus-eluting stent in Europe (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 27, 2006, In Brief)...

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