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Novel Resorbable Stent Improves Cardiac Care

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Published on Jul 3, 2012

NIH funded research at Rutgers University has resulted in the development of new materials for biomedical applications. One example is a new resorbable cardiovascular stent that can replace the metal stents currently in use, which remain in the body and often cause long-term complications. This stent also delivers medication and is radio-opaque, allowing imaging and controlled monitoring of the re-absorption process.

For more information on the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering go to http://www.nibib.nih.gov/

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