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WL Gore CE marks longest Viabahn stent

This article was originally published in Clinica

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WL Gore has CE marked a longer, 25cm version of its Gore Viabahn endoprosthesis for sale in Europe. It is the longest stent available for superficial femoral artery bypass, the company claims. It is designed to cover more of the lesion, potentially reducing the need for multiple devices. The stent employs Gore's Propaten bioactive surface, which helps prevent thrombus formation, Gore (Flagstaff, Arizona) says. The first Gore Viabahn device to use Propaten was approved in the EU in December 2008, and was 15cm long.

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