Advancing Bioabsorbable Scaffolds with Polymer Technology
Dr. Bruce Anneaux, former Corporate Director of Research at Zeus Industrial Products, and James Lindsey III, Sr. Research Engineer at Zeus, discuss the use of polymer technology in bioabsorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS).
Recent clinical data suggests that Bioabsorbable Vascular Scaffolds (BVS) will be the next revolution in endovascular therapy. Made of bioabsorbable polymers, BVS have the ability to be broken down and absorbed by the body unlike metal stents. These dissolvable devices address limitations of several previous therapies and offer compelling justification for expanding study in this area.
Device Design Challenges
The polymer processing used to create the tubing for BVS plays a fundamental role in attaining device properties. Incorporating polymer chemistry and mechanical considerations needed to achieve ideal BVS properties can be challenging. In this webinar, we explore some of the ways of overcoming these challenges. We also discuss the benefits of bioabsorbable polymers and vascular scaffolds, including restored vasomotion, late luminal loss, reduced angina, and more.
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