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Reinvigorating The Coronary Stent Market: Can Bioresorbable Scaffolds Do The Job?

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Bioresorbable coronary scaffolds could transform the coronary stenting market once they become widely available. But although there are more than a dozen companies developing these promising devices, there are still a number of unanswered questions – chief among them, how effectively they will compete against existing and upcoming next-generation durable stents, and how much of a price premium bioresorbable devices will be able to command.

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