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Abbott's Absorb Bioresorbable Stent Approved By MHLW

Nov. 8, 2016

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan has approved the company's Absorb bioresorbable heart stent.

Abbott's device is made of a naturally dissolving material, similar to dissolving sutures. Absorb disappears in approximately three years.

The FDA approved Absorb in July 2016. — Cynthia Jessup

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