IMPROVED JANUS FLEX DRUG ELUTING STENT LAUNCHED IN EUROPE.Sorin Group, Europe's largest medical technology company specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, has announced at the JIM Jim
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European Community , where Janus Flex has been fully released.
The Janus Flex Tacrolimus eluting Carbostent stent system combines a new best in class delivery system with the unique Janus platform. Janus Flex delivers the same excellent safety profile and clinical efficacy demonstrated by the clinical performance of Janus. The new platform has been designed to offer improved deliverability and conformability con·form·a·ble
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3. in challenging anatomy, as well as providing superior flexibility.
The Janus Flex stent features the Janus stent design, a unique polymer free platform with revolutionary drug reservoir design allowing the drug to be delivered precisely to the vessel wall and a new delivery system. This new delivery system has been designed to offer improved deliverability and conformability in challenging anatomy that will benefit physicians to treat more complex lesions. Janus Flex also features an enhanced catheter tip, providing the lowest lesion entry profile available for better crossability. Pre-launch testings performed across Europe have already demonstrated its superior deliverability versus other DES currently available.
Sorin's first-generation drug-eluting stent In cardiology, a drug-eluting stent is a stent (a scaffold) placed into narrowed, diseased coronary arteries that slowly releases a drug to block cell proliferation. This prevents scar-tissue–like growth that, together with clots (thrombus), could otherwise block the stented system, the Janus Tacrolimus-eluting Carbostent system, represents a breakthrough in drug-eluting stents. Compared to other drug-eluting stents, Janus has the following key benefits:
- Janus requires no polymer whatsoever to carry the drug (Tacrolimus, a cytostatic cytostatic /cy·to·stat·ic/ (sit?ah-stat´ik)
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- Janus utilizes a proprietary drug-release system with reservoirs on the stent's outer surface, ensuring targeted release only towards the vessel wall segment requiring treatment;
- Janus virtually eliminates the risk of thrombosis with its proven and highly bio- and haemo-compatible Carbofilm(TM) coating technology;
- Janus facilitates direct stenting, avoiding the need for predilatation, thus reducing the overall cost of the procedure.
"We are very pleased to release our second-generation drug eluting stent platform one year after the launch of the Janus Carbostent(TM). Janus Flex best in class delivery system enables physicians to reach more challenging lesions hence affording more patients with the opportunity to benefit from this innovative technology" said Stefano Di Lullo, senior vice president Vascular Therapy.
Sorin Group (Reuters code: SORN.MI), a world leader in the development of medical technologies for cardiac surgery, offers innovative therapies for cardiac rhythm dysfunctions, interventional cardiology interventional cardiology Cardiology The subspecialty of cardiology dedicated to the diagnosis, medical and mechanical therapy, pre- and post-procedure management of adult patients with acute and chronic forms of cardiovascular disease amenable to catheter-based and the treatment of chronic kidney diseases. Sorin Group includes: Dideco, CarboMedics, COBE COBE: see infrared astronomy. Cardiovascular, Stockert, Mitroflow, ELA Noun 1. ELA - an extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974; a revolutionary group opposed to capitalism and imperialism and the United States
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