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Svelte Medical Systems Announces CE Mark Certification of SLENDER IDS™

Dec 2015 - Svelte Medical Systems, Inc. today announced it received CE Mark certification of the SLENDER Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent-On-A-Wire Integrated Delivery System (IDS) for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The first advance in stent delivery since the rapid-exchange catheter, SLENDER IDS is the world’s lowest profile drug-eluting stent (DES), reducing the catheter size necessary to perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and facilitating transradial intervention (TRI) in more patients. Incorporating Asahi guide wire technology, a specialized balloon design and a new class of bioresorbable drug carrier from DSM Biomedical, SLENDER IDS is designed to enhance direct stenting, enabling interventional cardiologists to extracts steps, time and cost from stenting procedures. More>

Hydrophilic Coatings Facilitate Minimally invasive Surgery

Jan 2015 - By creating a lubricious surface, hydrophilic coatings reduce medical device stiction, aid in device positioning, and reduce the risk of infection. The U.S. population is aging. According to The International Journal of Epidemiology, the number of older people in the United States is projected to increase by 135% between 2000 and 2050. Moreover, the population aged 85 and over—the group most likely to need health and long-term-care services—is projected to increase by 350%. The growing size of the aging population will likely lead to higher rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, necessitating increased medical interventions, including minimally invasive surgeries. More>