Cordis debuts new biliary stent

Interventional technology developer Cordis Endovascular has debuted S.M.A.R.T. Control stent, a self-expanding, crush-recoverable nitinol stent for the treatment of biliary obstructions. The stent delivery system includes two built-in deployment mechanisms designed to reduce unintentional stent movement during deployment, according to Cordis, of Warren, NJ.

A "tuning dial" allows physicians to advance the stent, gradually enabling a more controlled deployment, Cordis said. The second mechanism, a deployment lever, enables physicians to deploy the stent in one controlled motion, according to the firm. The stent comes in a 6-French size.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
August 27, 2002

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