EVAR Update: Companies Target Complex Anatomies With Innovative Solutions
As endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) becomes a mainstream procedure, companies are racing to develop products that can treat patients with more challenging anatomy. As the space bubbles with ongoing trials and new-product launches, newer companies hope to make their mark in a space dominated by the established market leaders Medtronic PLC, Cook Medical Inc. and WL Gore & Associates.
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