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NMT Medical gets CE-mark for BioSTAR heart implant

This article was originally published in Clinica

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NMT Medical has CE-marked for sale in Europe its BioSTAR device - a bioabsorbable septal repair implant technology and Rapid Transport delivery system. The firm, which has also received Canadian approval for the product, plans to launch BioSTAR in Europe and Canada early in the third quarter of 2007. The BEST (BioSTAR Evaluation Study) clinical trial of the device found that it had closure rates of 92% at 30 days, and 96% at six months, respectively, claimed the Boston, Massachusetts firm.

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