Start-Up Spotlight: Elixir Works To 'Uncage' The Coronary After Intervention
The company is sponsoring INFINITY SWEDEHEART, a randomized trial of its DynamX Bioadaptor, a unique metallic coronary artery implant that adapts to vessel physiology.
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Abbott is giving up on selling its first-generation biosorbable coronary stent, which failed to match the performance of contemporary metallic drug-eluting stents in clinical trials. The company says it will continue working on the next-generation biosorbable stents and continue the ongoing trials of Absorb GT1 BVS.
One of the most controversial, and potentially impactful, questions in medical device development today is how to better prevent late events, especially late stent-thrombosis, in coronary stent patients. The two leading answers to this question are a completely bioresorbable drug-eluting stent and a metal drug-eluting stent with a bioresorbable polymer, but there may be even more ideas on the horizon. One of the leading experts in the field and a cardiologist with experience with most of these new technologies, Robert Byrne of Deutsches Herzzentrum in Munich, recently talked to Medtech Insight about the questions that still need to be answered in this field and how it can move forward.