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Stents, Biliary, Metallic, Self-Expanding

Definition : Biliary metallic stents that are designed to open (i.e., expand) automatically (i.e., self-expanding) (versus by balloon dilatation or other method) after deployment in the structure through an appropriate stent-delivery system. These devices consist either of compressed metallic stents that open by themselves as soon as they are released or of shape-memory stents manufactured from an alloy combining nickel and titanium (i.e., nitinol) that expands in response to body temperature. Some stents include radiopaque markers for accurate stent positioning. Self-expandable biliary stents are used to open biliary-tree strictures (e.g., palliation of malignant strictures) without compromising the flexibility of the ducts.

Entry Terms : "Nitinol Stents" , "Self-Expanding Stents"

UMDC code : 20421

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.


Company Type: Parent

We are a global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of products and services that allow our physician customers to deliver high quality care and as a result, enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients

IDEV Technologies Inc

Company Type: Parent

IDEV Technologies, Inc. is an innovative leader in the development and commercialization of minimally invasive medical technologies. Currently IDEV markets SUPERA VERITAS, a new class of self-expanding nitinol stent system.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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