FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin

GUIDANT'S DISAPPEARING ACT

April 6, 2006
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The bioabsorbable stent could be the Holy Grail for people with clogged arteries who are dangerously close to a heart attack. This little tube props open a blocked heart vessel after it's been cleared and brings back blood flow. But the magic comes once the job is done: the tube simply disappears. Red Herring (http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=16336&hed=Guidant%E2%80%99s%2BDisappearing%2BAct§or=Industries&subsector=Biosciences)