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Japan Researchers Say New Drug-Eluting Stent Successful

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japanese researchers report success in testing a new type of drug-eluting stent to reduce the formation of blood clots. Researchers for Kawasumi Laboratories, two Japanese universities and U.S.-based Clinical Supply said tests on animals showed their stent worked without increasing the risk of harm to the liver as experienced with similar stents. The newly developed version relies on an inner coating of a carbon that keeps blood from adhering to the walls of the stent. The stent could be on the market in Japan by the end of fiscal 2008. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required
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