October 14th, 2011

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends First DES For PAD

The FDA Circulatory System Devices Panel voted 11-0 on Thursday to support the premarket approval application for the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent, manufactured by Cook Medical. The self-expanding, paclitaxel-coated stent would be the first DES approved for use in peripheral arterial disease of the above-the-knee femoropopliteal arteries.

Cook Medical press release

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