Abbott has just received the European CE Mark of approval for the firm’s Xience Prime Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System.
From the press release:
XIENCE PRIME utilizes the same well-studied drug and proven biocompatible polymer as Abbott’s market-leading XIENCE V® Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System. In addition, it offers a novel stent design and a modified delivery system designed for greater flexibility and improved deliverability. XIENCE PRIME uses cobalt chromium technology, which allows for very thin struts while maintaining strength to support the vessel as well as excellent visibility under X-ray during the stent implantation procedure. XIENCE PRIME is based upon the proven design of the MULTI-LINK® family of stents, which is the most widely used stent platform in the world – more than 2 million of Abbott’s cobalt chromium stents have been implanted worldwide. Upon launch in Europe, XIENCE PRIME will be available in an expanded size matrix, including XIENCE PRIME SV for small vessels and XIENCE PRIME LL for long lesions.