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Divvying up the biostent market
Monday, August 10, 1998
Companies with bioenhancement technologies are locking in deals with
instrumentation companies to increase the biocompatibility of stents. The latest such
agreement will test the ability of Desmos Inc.'s laminin-5 protein coating to increase the
compatibility of Guidant Corp.'s stents (see B3).
Guidant (Indianapolis, Ind.) will fund animal trials of the ability of
laminin-5 coated stents to lower restenosis rates, the main complication of coronary
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