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Drug-Coated Balloons Fuel Multibillion-Dollar Hopes

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With a total market potential estimated in the multibillion-dollar range, the drug-coated balloon opportunity is attracting a growing list of competitors, including several leading multinational cardiovascular device companies that have entered the space via recent acquisitions. DCBs still need to prove their worth in large, long-term clinical trials, but the ultimate proving point for DCBs could center on cost: if they can offer an effective treatment option that is significantly less expensive than existing devices, DCBs may provide a compelling economic argument.

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Market Update: Growth And Opportunities In Peripheral Artery Disease

Drug-coated balloon (DCBs) catheters have become the latest weapon in the fight against peripheral artery disease in the US, although they have been in use in Europe for some time. While the number of procedures employing DCBs is still dwarfed by conventional angioplasty procedures, they are expected to grow at a much faster rate, fueling a market projected to reach $1 billion by 2020; meanwhile other procedures such as mechanical atherectomy are also expected to show significant growth.

Let The US Drug-Coated Balloon Battle Begin

Medtronic gained FDA approval for its drug-coated balloon for the peripheral artery, as expected, and it is now gunning to take share from first-to-market CR Bard with the help of impressive clinical data and a formidable Covidien peripheral vascular device sales force.

Let The U.S. Drug-Coated Balloon Battle Begin

Medtronic gained FDA approval for its drug-coated balloon for the peripheral artery, as expected, and it is now gunning to take share from first-to-market C.R. Bard with the help of impressive clinical data and a formidable Covidien peripheral vascular device sales force.

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