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TWO MILLION PATIENTS TREATED WITH THE CYPHER SIROLIMUS-ELUTING CORONARY STENT

April 27, 2006
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Two million patients have received the CYPHER sirolimus-eluting coronary stent since its market introduction in Europe in April 2002, a first-time milestone for any company in the drug- eluting stent industry. The CYPHER stent is the world leading drug-eluting stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease and helped redefine innovation in interventional cardiology. Yahoo News (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060426/nyw101.html?.v=48)