Edwards gets Japanese nod for stentless heart valve:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Edwards Lifesciences has gained approval to take its Prima Plus stentless porcine tissue heart valve to the Japanese market. The device has been available in Europe since 1998 and in the US since 2001. The Irvine, California firm said it expected to obtain reimbursement approval from the country's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) within the next few weeks, and to begin sales immediately thereafter.