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Japan Gore-Tex Cleared To Market Nation’s First Stent Graft

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan's Health Ministry has given the okay to Japan Gore-Tex to market a stent graft for treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. The company plans to use its eponymous fabric to make the graft, already approved in the United States and Europe. As the first such device to be marketed in Japan, where as many as 7,000 people might benefit from it, Japan Gore-Tex plans to limit initial marketing to hospitals with surgeons and facilities capable of inserting the stents. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required

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