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Abbott's Absorb Bioresorbable Stent Approved By MHLW

Nov. 8, 2016
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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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