Coronary Stents

A close up of the side of a pen

Currently, many drug eluting stent (DES) design configurations are used in procedures called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and in research indications and experimentation. For example, the stainless steel drug eluting stent (DES) pictured above, is crimped onto a balloon catheter and contains a rapalog drug dispersed in a formulated biocompatible and biodegradable polymeric top coat, to address late stent thrombosis. The pictured stent was 3.0 mm in diameter and 18 mm long, before crimping. In addition, investigators may incorporate permanent (biostable) or biodegradable polymeric coatings onto the stent platform, which may be stainless steel, cobalt chromium, nitinol, or polymers. With respect to any design and configuration, we will provide customers with unlimited platform options.